Despite tragedy, I'm ok!

By VZMK2 on November 10, 2012

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Unless any of you have been living under a rock, you know about the destruction left by hurricane Sandy. Me living in Queens NY, it was in its path.

I'm okay! My family is ok, That's the most important.

Where I hang out, my basement however, is not. I lost ALL of my books (including some really rare ones), my manga and sadly my artwork (even though a good deal of it was scanned) and most of my supplies. I was able to rescue my DVDs (took them out of their cases to dry them and will put them in jewel cases) and my toys (many got wet and I'm in the process of cleaning them. There is A LOT I have to go through).

I'm glad that my iMac, LCD TV and external hard drives were brought up before the flash flood came. There really wasn't time to get anything else.

For two weeks life was tough, but I didn't get upset and just concern myself with bringing up things both clean and damaged from my room.

The water went up 4ft. The first day after the event was rough. Staying at my neighbor across the street for a night (along with my mother, father and dog), the anxiousness of not knowing what the condition of my room was brutal. Not to mention, the stress was not good for my diabetes (type-1).

After that wasn't much better, It was REALLY cold in the upper part of my house, not having any heat, hot water or electricity. A gas generator was all that provided power and a line to another neighbor's power.

Only NOW has power and hot water been restored, but the months ahead will still be tough. I will be sleeping and living in my bedroom while all that is clean from the basement will be brought there.

I'm writing this on my aunt's computer so my access to the internet will be limited for a while. I'll get back to you guys soon when I get my iMac set up.

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