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menomegirl ([personal profile] menomegirl) wrote2008-09-27 10:09

Another short, whiny update

Afraid this is just another short drive-by. I've been extremely busy this week. We finally got electricity back on Tuesday mid-morning. I have been washing clothes for days, because everything we had got wet from the rain that came into our home from the roof damage. I've also thrown approximately 1/3 of our clothing away because it was ruined. FYI: mildew smells to high heaven, we need to rip out the carpeting and gut both bedrooms and the hallway. We've moved our bedroom furniture in our living room and we're currently sleeping in there. My stupid stove isn't working so I still can't really cook and I suppose that'll have to be replaced as well. But!! We have tarps on the damaged portions of our roof and FEMA inspected it yesterday. So we can finally cut the next door neighbor's oak tree away from the roof and the side of our home. So things are looking up. I suppose.

This drive-by was brought to you by I'm frustrated and ready to chew nails.

Lilah: I just—I just want my life back. All my pretty things. I'm selfish that way.

[identity profile] shapinglight.livejournal.com 2008-09-27 15:50 (UTC)(link)
I went away just as Hurricane Ike was about to strike so had no idea you'd been hit so badly. I'm very sorry. I hope things will sort themselves out a little soon.

[identity profile] sockkpuppett.livejournal.com 2008-09-27 15:54 (UTC)(link)
*feels very sympathetic*

I lived on the MS Gulf Coast when I was a kid. After Camille, my job was salvaging clothes and, of all things, LP records from the destruction of our house. *Everything* was covered with mildew. I will never forget that smell as long as I live. And, after a hurricane, it's too hot to try any conventional methods for drying anything out!

[identity profile] menomegirl.livejournal.com 2008-09-27 16:00 (UTC)(link)
Yeah I live in a small town that's about 17 miles from the Gulf. We knew we'd have damage-and really, I'm grateful it wasn't worse. It makes me feel kind of petty bitching when I've seen so many homes flat-out destroyed and knowing that Galveston/Port Bolivar/High Island such suffered catastrophic losses. But there are moments when I just can't help it.

Thank you!

[identity profile] menomegirl.livejournal.com 2008-09-27 16:11 (UTC)(link)
*nodsnodsnods* The scent is disgusting. But since we sucked a lot of the water from the carpets and my job with the clothing is nearly done, it's not as strong.

Thank God.

You know, I can't imagine what the house would have looked like if we'd followed the advice of the sherriff's dept. and waited two weeks to return (instead of coming home the day after). *shudders*

You saved LP's? Hee! Isn't it funny what material things we want saved in the aftermath? I wasn't worried about anything like that when we left but upon the return, I was.

[identity profile] ok2nv-theoracle.livejournal.com 2008-09-27 16:19 (UTC)(link)
String one of them FEMA bitches up by the ankle and beat'm with a stick to see how much money falls out.

I hear they make great piñatas.

*hugs*

[identity profile] kaydee23.livejournal.com 2008-09-27 16:46 (UTC)(link)
Oh my. What a mess. I'm sorry things aren't going well. I really can't believe how many of my friends still don't have electricity. It's crazy. It needs to be next year, soon.

[identity profile] luminous-mortal.livejournal.com 2008-09-27 18:21 (UTC)(link)
At this point it's good news/bad news right? Glass half full, yada yada...platitudes are lame...

I've been happy to see your updates...been sending you virtual hugs and putting happy thoughts out into the universe...

'Course that doesn't fix your roof or eradicate the lovely mildew smell...guess this falls under the heading "what doesn't kill you..."

Yeah, platitudes suck...*hugs you*

[identity profile] novascotiasam.livejournal.com 2008-09-27 21:16 (UTC)(link)
I simply can't imagine the extent of what you are going through, darlin'.

Just glad you are home now, with electricity, and relatively okay.

*pets you*

[identity profile] foot-tapper1.livejournal.com 2008-09-29 16:25 (UTC)(link)
Oh dear :( I am sorry to hear that *hugs*