From Leppy in R.I.....everything you need for a blackout, includes:
Votives, matches, chandelier crystals, wire (and extra wire), thread and tacks (to hang said crystals)...2 bracelet/key-chains with lobsters, and his and hers chap-sticks (for candle light smooching????)
I'm amazed it made it through the post office...am I the only one who thinks it resembles a bomb making kit?
Thank you Leppy!
I haven't really been able to blog about the hurricane, mostly because I haven't had internet at home until today, but also because I'm just sick of thinking about it. The previous posts give some visuals of what happened.... By now the moldings have totally popped off the walls and the floors have buckled and warped irreparably.
Todd has begun to rip out sheetrock this week...worried about the mold that has already coating the insides of the walls and wood beams, while we look for a contractor....
Luckily we had some friends drop by...Doug and Vanessa, not scared of the sludge (or the smell)-- and helped us clean up. (They also fed us several times, and let us shower at their place which was much needed)
In the morning most of the water had gone down leaving mud and slime behind. We had to pull everything out to the yard and sort through what we thought could be saved, and what needed to be disposed of.
Feral Cat Rescue #1
We've seen Momma and Shrimpy around the neighborhood-- Shrimpy was one of 5...now down to....one. We're worried that the raccoons got the rest of them, and watched Momma drag him by the scruff at full gallop to our end of the block and eventually into our backyard. The raccoons are vicious, and after 2 nights of having to chase them away, we finally caught the cats and brought them to the emergency vet. They're both FIV and Leukemia negative thank goodness, but Shrimpy is very malnourished and had to be de-wormed.
Right now they are living in an upstairs room, quarantined from our other cats. We plan to get Momma neutered and release her, and hopefully Shrimpy can get well and be adopted...
We're going to try to join the trap-neuter-release group because the cat population here is out of control.
Then at least they can lend us cages and we'll have a place to take them to be fixed.....
All the original wood siding is being taken off, tons of insulation shoved in the walls, plywood sheets put up, then tyvek....and eventually...new siding!
It seems that these guys really know what they're doing. Isn't that refreshing?