Sandy has basically finished with us here in the DC area except for lingering rain and we are in pretty good shape relative to the damage done further north.
A lot of people are without power but hopefully they will be reconnected quicker than after the last storm. There are downed lines and trees to be dealt with, flooded basements to be cleaned up and the next few days will be a worry for those along the rising river. Metro will resume service this afternoon and my office will be open tomorrow – it will feel weird to be starting a work week on a Wednesday.
Here in the home of Emjay we were lucky:
Our spare-room skylight leaked – I guess that resealing didn’t work; I guess we’re going to have to further investigate the problem. I hope that doesn’t mean a new skylight or roof resealing.
One front window leaked – a result of driving rain coming straight at it.
One storm door lock wrecked – I will spray some WD-40 into that and see if it helps dry it out. I struggled to unlock the door to feed the alley cat and now can’t relock it – can’t even get the key to turn.
Internet on-off-on-off …….. and now improved to frustratingly slow (but hey, that’s better than off).
So really all I have to deal with today is some wet towels, a damp futon mattress currently lying on the floor and the door lock …….. oh, and eat the hard boiled eggs I’d prepared just-in-case!