along - The disaster of Hurricane Sandy has left us all in complete chaos - some more than others. I cannot imagine how people are coping after losing their houses, possessions, cars and worst, the lives of loved ones. I only lost my walk in apartment downstairs where my son lived - he is lucky enough to have moved upstairs by me and although he lost alot of his possessions, and I lost alot of mine because I stored down there - we are coping just fine.
It is amazing how much the body and mind is able to cope with. We make arrangements when we find ourselves in a pickle - and slow but sure things get back to normal. We lost our cars - managed to get a rental for a week - have now leased a new one. Slowly all items saved from the flood have been placed in boxes and stored somewhere in the few rooms I have in this part of the house.
Starting Monday the contractors will start work in restoring the rooms downstairs - I may even get my washer and dryer hooked up. The walls will go up - appliances will be installed...in a few weeks - by the new year - things will be normal. Others must wait even longer, but they too are hopeful that things will be brighter soon. I am counting on Spring time - when the crocuses will bloom and all will be well again.
The insurance companies have been working overtime to help everyone and I am amzed every time I call them how helpful they are and understanding. So I too must be understanding that reimbursement will take a little longer than usual.