JCP&L said they expect 98% of power to be back by midnight tonight, the rest by Sunday.
These poor people need this help now, but are told it's on them to bring these people in? Not right in any world IMO.
Last edited by cruisin; 11-10-2012 at 11:02 PM.
Bloomberg has set up a program called "Rapid Repairs", designed to speed up these processes. The program addresses the issues you all have brought up: http://www.mikebloomberg.com/index.c...CBDF3A86B42F17
This program applies to people in the city, not those outside it.
On another subject, the inspector for our insurance company came to assess the damage to our house today. We'll be covered for the tree removal, a new roof over that part of the house, and a new gutter on that side.
And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.
Ah, FSU! Where thread drift comes to play.
Yeah. That sucks.
Ah, FSU! Where thread drift comes to play.
I get our sewer snaked every few years due to tree root issues. It's easier to pay the guy $500 than to deal with a massive bill to dig up the 60 year old sewer line.
Today, son and I dropped off supplies to a 'Sandy cat' rescue. They originally received 88 cats from Point Pleasant and another area. Most have been reunited with their families. Lots of tears and smiles when the reunions happened. We looked at 3 different foster cats. We'd keep them until they're reunited with their families, but my whole family has to agree. I figure even if we don't bring one here, we can always drop off supplies there. Some of their cats have been waiting 5 years to get reunited with their original owners. One fat orange guy stole my heart - he's been there 3 years already!
Aw, dbell - ya gotta get the orange guy.
3539 and counting.
Slightly Wounding Banana list cont: MacMadame.
aw dbell, go get one!
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
Awwww, I hope the fat orange kitty has a new home very soon!! Rescue kitties are the best!
ETA: for dropping off supplies. When there is so much loss and devastation around, it's easy to forget the animals caught up in all of this. Yay for you for thinking of them.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
I'm not a big fan of Rachael Ray but: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00055393.html
Other resources: http://www.examiner.com/article/hurr...ng-the-victims
The local Pet Value store is taking donations of food and money.
There were a few people dropping off supplies. Was really nice to see. There was a family on the way to get their pit bull who'd been rescued after the storm - so there were also 'Sandy dogs' waiting for their family.
I think the orange guy would do really well with Logan (my Ocelot terror kitten). "Boo" is 18 lbs. and literally jumped into my arms and turned himself into a scarf. They said he does that with everyone. Cat #1 was a pure white, blue eyed girl that's deaf - with my 3 dogs (and terror kitten) that might be an issue... #2 was a white guy with brown markings that actually broke into a house to keep from drowning! They said there were 2 other cats in the house, and the owners were surprised to see a third at the rescue - so they have no clue who owns him (or if he even had a home). But, he was hissy, and didn't like dogs. BUT - I may be getting a 20 lb. white Maine Coon - friend can't keep him at her apartment - waiting to see if she emails me back. I think I like them big boned. Either way, Boo would always be temporary, since the owner can reclaim him at any time.
Here's an article about the rescue group: http://www.people.com/people/archive...436343,00.html
Cruisin - Rachael Ray has always donated a % of sales to both food and animal rescue charities (she once had a pit bull). I love her stoneware and knives so I'm biased, but she's one of my favorites.
I'm pretty sure the Nutrish package pup passed a few years ago.
Back to the storm - a coworker was complaining in the kitchen a bit ago. Her neighbors have a huge yard, their trees in the back broke off and their fence is old, ugly, and falling apart. Seems the neighbors won't do cleanup since they don't have to see it from their front door. Since the damage is on 'their side' they won't touch it and can't be forced to clean up. Meanwhile, coworker is trying to sell and has been told that's a major problem (especially in this tough market).
Just got the estimate for removal of three fallen trees on my property. It comes to $1900. I got a check from the insurance company for the damage to my roof, siding and deck, but it won't cover all the costs, there's a deductible, and there's another $2000-3000 I will have to pay out of pocket.
At least my out-of-pocket costs are all tax deductible so I might get some of it back next April.