Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ice Storm Aftermath Update #2

Just to keep you all (or y'all, or all y'all) in the loop - some really good progress was made today.

The fire department was finally able to come and drain the water out of the cellar (plus turn off the main breaker, as a precaution). The electrician is scheduled to come tomorrow - Patti will be meeting with him at the house (since I'll end up needing to be at work), plus she'll be there to start taking photos for the insurance company. And also, my friend Paul has agreed to cat-sit Angel for a couple of days, so she has someplace considerably warmer to stay.

My stress level has gone substantially in the 24+ hours that we've been at our friend's in North Leominster. Things are finally starting to move in regards to the steps necessary to make our house livable again.

Things are starting to look up...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Quick Update

We're all safe and sound and staying with some friends for a few days until the necessary repairs, inspections, and the other "whatevers" can take place at home. While I am very grateful for the shelters and all of that, I very glad that we're not in them anymore (I will save the stories for another day).

Just wanted to let everyone know that things are looking up here at last.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Where We're At

Putting in a quick blog entry just to let everyone where where we're at.

A major ice storm hit New England on Thursday night, and we have been without power since 10pm Thursday. No power, no heat, and the basement (which houses the washer/dryer, furnace and water heater) has been covered by about 8 inches of water. Plus the electrical meter box got pulled away from the house, so Unitil can't do much (other than branch removal from the wires - which is a big step in the right direction) until an electrician is able to make the needed repairs.

We're currently staying at a shelter until all the necessary repairs are done, power restored, and all water heater and furnace have been inspected and/or repaired. As such I don't have any network access except at work, so I can only check in from time to time.

At least the family and I are all safe, warm and dry.

See you in a couple (or more!) days...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sick at Work (or is it Sick From Work?)

I really should be at home resting. I have this really nasty headcold that I thought was on it's way out, but relapsed over the weekend.

I know that all I need is a couple of days of rest, but I don't see how that is possible with all that has to be done. It doesn't help any that the those things I need to get done at work can't be done by logging in from home - oh no, these things require my presence there. So off I go trudging out into the cold, wetness for the train ride to work, doing non-rest there, and then than back home.

My sinuses are clogged, I'm getting a bad cough, my head hurts, and I'm pissed-off to boot.