I got an email from my mom about a friend, our parents also happen to be friends, I went to high school with who is currently living in New York. I was thinking most of my friends made it through this without much of a problem, evidently not so.
Would you please let everyone know that Heather is okay. She lost everything last night to the 12 foot storm surge but is safe. They stayed in their house and had to sit out the storm on the second floor. The fires in the Breezy Point neighborhood were just across the road and luckily didn’t get to her side of the street. Things are still burning but they have it under control. There isn’t any way to contact her as they are trying to conserve their phone power since there won’t be any electricity for several days.
I’m glad she’s OK and while she may have lost possessions, she at least came out alive and didn’t have to deal with fire compounding her issues. I don’t know how prepared she was to deal with the aftermath, hopefully this overall is just a bump in the road.
Notice how the bags fade off into the distance, yeah, there’s long row of them. We stopped for breakfast and hit the road. I must say Oregon is the most boring of the bunch, doubly so since they have a 55 MPH speed limit where 85 would actually make considerably more sense. How dully is it? I think I found a location where they could have staged the moon landings.
Yeah there’s a bit of stubble up close, but here’s another picture so you know I’m not kidding.
How’s that for lively scenery! We stopped for gas twice and got into Reno about 2000 last night. Chatted for a bit before we all decided we wanted to go comatose from traveling. Later today we get a guided tour of Cabela’s. So far only a few of us have showed up, more should be arriving today.
Yeah, I’m glad I moved out into BFE for the small town story. In Google News I have a feed for my home town. This today just made me shake my head not to mention this from last week. Overall, I really don’t miss my home town, it’s nothing like when I grew up there.