Alive and holding on small update

The first electrical power truck just arrived and a guy in a pickup truck said they were going to start working at getting the power back on. The cell service is a bit better. Ron got our generator running Friday which saved most of the stuff in our fridge, Ron can use his CPAP for sleeping, Ron runs the bedroom window air conditioner at night because he can’t sleep if he is too hot. We use the generator to run the battery charger and a standing fan in the kitchen/living area and at night a light. Because we are caring people we hooked up the neighbors fridge, his oxygen machine, and his fan also a light. The first night used a lot of propane because the refrigerators needed to be brought back down to cold temperatures. Last night it only used about half the 40 pound tank. We have ten gallons of gasoline as backup. The generator can run on either propane or gasoline. Ron and James are trying to find a few needed groceries and supplies but they are in short supply. I have a lot to tell you all but my office is no more. James saved my computer systems but I have not place to set them up and no internet. It is too hard to type much on the phone. Short notes. We left at 1:30 in the morning on Wednesday and drove through the outer hurricane bands to the other coast. Not a room on the other coast from Stuart to Fort Lauderdale. We drove down the coast and back west on alligator alley / I 75. Stayed the day in a rest area. Came home during the back of the hurricane to get James out and we spent the night in the van in the Hertz area parking lot. I had my first hot meal last night. Tacos cooked on the grill. Before that was 30 hours no food and then one baloney sandwich a day. There is a lot lot more to tell. But hard to type it out on a phone. Anyway this is a small update.

One thought on “Alive and holding on small update

  1. Thank you so much for the update!! I –and I’m sure others– am very glad to know you and Ron are OK. The house can always be repaired. And apparently, you didn’t lose your computers … and that’s a VERY GOOD thing!


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