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I'm Still Alive....(if anyone cares)
10/31/12 | me

Posted on 10/31/2012 10:48:39 AM PDT by NoGrayZone

Not that too many people care, but I am now at a friends using her computer. We lost EVERYTHING Monday @ 3;30 pm. My friend Caren and her lovely husband were the smart ones who learned from that last storm to get a generatorm

My area looks like a warzone, just as I'm sure eveyone else's does. Trees uprooted, wires down (I keep ducking, don't know why).

We were outside yesterday w/ the chainsaw (we were trapped in from the downed trees). Once we removed ours, we went to our neighbors to clear their trees and our street.

This is my first contact w/ the outside world...sorry if I sound dramatic but at least I am not crying anymore. Just hope my fellow FReepers are okay and hanging in there.

Looks like we won't have anything for a couple to a few weeks.

Prayers needed please. There are wires down all over the place....Lord help us when the lines are turned on.

God Speed and God Bless!!

I'm on the North Shore of Long Island, Suffolk County. It really really sucks here.


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1 posted on 10/31/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: NoGrayZone

Thoughts and prayers with you! Stay busy and make progress each day. Will stop depression from setting in. Been through it all before.

God bless your efforts. Thankful you weren’t injured or killed. Faith, family, friends. That’s what’s important.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 10:52:01 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: NoGrayZone

I hope help gets to you soon and thank god you’re safe! Is there anything we can do to help?


3 posted on 10/31/2012 10:52:10 AM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Praying for you!


4 posted on 10/31/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Courage! Everything is going to be ok. You can recover from this, devastating as it is. God is with you.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: NoGrayZone

I’m happy you are here Gray and I’m sorry for what you are going through. You have friends here who care. Try to keep your chin up and thanks for the update!


6 posted on 10/31/2012 10:52:52 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Happy you are safe, stay that way. Everything else can be fixed. I imagine it’s quite the disaster. If nothing else, I’ll pray for you and your family.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 10:53:30 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: NoGrayZone

I care and I’m very glad to hear it! My thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone up your way facing the aftermath of this storm. I’ve been where you are and I know it’s not any fun, but believe me...this too shall pass.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 10:54:24 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: NoGrayZone
Good to hear you survived and are able to give an update. Prayers for you and yours.
9 posted on 10/31/2012 10:54:57 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: NoGrayZone
Glad you made it. Stuff can be replaced - people cannot.

Family, friends, neighbors, insurance and local government will help take care of the rest. Prayers for all affected like yourself.

10 posted on 10/31/2012 10:55:02 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: NoGrayZone

First of all, I am very glad that you are still alive. Sorry to hear that you lost everything. I’ll pray for you.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 10:55:38 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: NoGrayZone

Thank God you’re okay. You all are in our prayers!


12 posted on 10/31/2012 10:55:42 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: NoGrayZone

I’m hoping in this context “We lost EVERYTHING” means “we lost power and phone” and not “our home has been completely destroyed” (like those poor people in Queens and the Jersey shore).

Glad to hear you are safe.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 10:56:15 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: NoGrayZone

Prayers for you and your family and for a speedy return to normal life. It’s very good that you are able to help your neighbors.

It’s a heartbreaking event, but with faith, family and friends hopefully the load will be bearable.

Good luck.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 10:56:47 AM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Of course, we care. Good to see you posting.

You are safe and that’s the important thing. Your home and possessions can be replaced. Your life cannot.

Prayers up for you and all who are recovering.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 10:57:37 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: NoGrayZone

i feel for ya. My sister had a 100-year-old sycamore land on her house.


16 posted on 10/31/2012 11:00:57 AM PDT by dangus
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Cannot imagine whatvyou are going through, but know that Our Lord is so good and will not allow us to suffer more than we are able. Things can be replaced, the love of God is with you and friends are praying. You are ( as we all are) very blessed. I know you have a long rough road ahead of you so please let me know what I can do other than pray.


17 posted on 10/31/2012 11:00:59 AM PDT by trustandobey
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To: NoGrayZone

From near me in Southern California

SCE is sending 12 four-person crews and support personnel, totaling about 90 people. In addition, SCE will be sending 36 contract tree trimmers and 36 contract electrical workers to assist in restoration efforts.


18 posted on 10/31/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: NoGrayZone

I care and I bet everybody else here does, too!

I’m glad at least you are safe. It sounds callous to say that “stuff” can be replaced, but it can be and sometimes a disruptive event like this actually leads you to something better. I don’t mean to sound like Pollyanna - I’m just speaking from my own personal experience with loss. It sure is hard when you’re going through it, though.

I’ll be sure to keep you in my prayers. I wish we could do something more concrete for you, as well. But God bless, and please know that we definitely do care!


19 posted on 10/31/2012 11:01:46 AM PDT by livius
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To: NoGrayZone

I know what you are going through, the first two weeks are the toughest. There is a surreal feeling to all of it. Things do get better, get together with neighbors, and figure out what you are going to do about security and that sort of thing. Events like this can bring communities together. Good luck!


20 posted on 10/31/2012 11:02:00 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Good news to hear!


21 posted on 10/31/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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CARE?....you kidding?.....if its one thing about FR its that we care about what happens to one another...

God bless and may those electricians be there fixing your power in a flash....

we are praying and sending good thoughts....

22 posted on 10/31/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT by cherry
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To: NoGrayZone

Glad everyone is okay, that’s the important part. Just remember, it could be December. Been there done that.

Good luck!


23 posted on 10/31/2012 11:04:29 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: NoGrayZone

It’s all just stuff, most of which can be replaced. The important thing is you’re safe and with friends.

Best of luck to you.


24 posted on 10/31/2012 11:04:30 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I can’t say it any better than everyone else already has. G-d be with you and everyone who has suffered from this disaster. Thank G-d you and your family are alive and well. Prayers for you and yours. This too shall pass.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 11:04:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: NoGrayZone

Of course we care, dear.
((hugs))
Prayers up for you and family.


26 posted on 10/31/2012 11:06:03 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: NoGrayZone
I live outside Houston and know what you are going through. I am so sorry this storm hurt you. It really, really sucks. It will take a while to recover. It's traumatic. Take it one day at a time and be as gentle to yourself and others as you can be. The sudden and brutal storm races through your life but the aftermath of recovery seems to creep along.

I don't know what else to say other than don't get ripped off by stranger contractors going door to door. They will try to get a deposit from you to put you on their work list for repairs and then leave town with your money. You give them small payments as they show up for work.

If you have any questions, or just need a shoulder to cry on, I might be able to help you. Freepmail me if I can help. I put you on my prayer list. God bless you.

27 posted on 10/31/2012 11:06:37 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: NoGrayZone

Prayers up for you and your family.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 11:07:22 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: NoGrayZone

Glad you’re okay and I am happy to see that I am not the only conservative left in New York!


29 posted on 10/31/2012 11:07:30 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: PapaBear3625; NoGrayZone
I’m hoping in this context “We lost EVERYTHING” means “we lost power and phone” and not “our home has been completely destroyed” (like those poor people in Queens and the Jersey shore).

Glad to hear you are safe.


Ditto.
30 posted on 10/31/2012 11:08:37 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Good to hear you survived and are able to give an update. Prayers for you and yours.

Wellll, I have hit post 4 times now, maybe the 5th time will make it.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: GonzoII

i care and glad you are safe.


32 posted on 10/31/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Quite a difference, isn’t there?

If anyone is using the phrase “We lost EVERYTHING” to mean their iPhone doesn’t work, well...I won’t say anything uncharitable.

Hope the worse interpretation is not the correct one.


33 posted on 10/31/2012 11:10:56 AM PDT by steve86 (everything" TO MEAN THEIR IpHONE DOESN'T WORK)
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To: NoGrayZone
Prayers for you.

but at least I am not crying anymore.

This is not a joke. Something like this can throw anyone into a depression. Do not retreat from people. Be positive and support your neighbors. This is good for them AND for you.

Don't be afraid to get professional help if you need it. There's nothing wrong with that.

34 posted on 10/31/2012 11:13:02 AM PDT by DManA
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To: NoGrayZone

Glad, at least, that you are safe.

Do not take chances and stay away from the power lines.

God Bless.


35 posted on 10/31/2012 11:13:16 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: NoGrayZone

Glad to hear that you are okay. Paradox is right, it will start to get better in a couple of weeks. Right now you are still in shock, it feels surreal. This first step of getting back in contact with your Freeper friends will provide you with more emotional support than you know. Prayers for you and your family.


36 posted on 10/31/2012 11:15:30 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: NoGrayZone

Good luck!! I hope everything is cleaned up ASAP

BTW- Were you “prepping”? Did you have food and stuff stockpiled for an emergency?


37 posted on 10/31/2012 11:15:32 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NoGrayZone; Pikachu_Dad
Congratulations on making it through. I'm in the same boat as you, surveying the damage and figuring out how to get things back to normal.

You'll be happy to know that while you feared for your life, plenty of FReepers stormed these threads to wish you well and pray for your safet . . . no, they actually posted to let you know that your situation is exaggerated, that it was mostly made up by the MSM as a bunch of media hype, that you are a northeastern sissy whiner and that you are stupid for deciding to live on the North Shore in the first place, because only an idiot would live near an ocean.

A lot of really Christian, intelligent, perceptive and wise comments in general made by some very sharp and very brave people.

38 posted on 10/31/2012 11:17:32 AM PDT by wideawake
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Thank you everyone SO much for your prayers. I thank God I have my friends here and my FRiends here.

I’m a little more comfy now, being in touch with the rest of the world. In a little while, I’ll be back in heck.

Thank you thank you thank you. I am very comforted by all of you, as usual, when I have a problem.


39 posted on 10/31/2012 11:20:35 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone; GodBlessUSA

Prayers for safety and recovery..Prayers for all affected by this terrible storm.


40 posted on 10/31/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: NoGrayZone

Prayers for you all.


41 posted on 10/31/2012 11:27:49 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: NoGrayZone

So sorry for all who lost so much. I’m hoping the situation improves by Thanksgiving and that things will be closer to normal by Christmas.


42 posted on 10/31/2012 11:28:32 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I am so, so sorry you were hit. Thankful you are still alive. Many are praying for you. Hang in there. It’s okay to cry. (((hugs)))


43 posted on 10/31/2012 11:29:47 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: NoGrayZone

Glad to see you made it. I will pass on some free advice that is worth every penny.

Assess your situation with the following in mind:

Priority for restoring your welfare
1) Reduce your immediate threats - down trees, power lines, blowing debris, looters etc.

2) Establish your shelter. Close off windows, retain heat protect from elements

3) Establish your backup water as quickly as you can. Trash can with holes in the bottom and alternating layers of sand and charcoal will filter a lot of water.

4) Establish a means of heating water / preparing food. I normally recommend getting your grill working for most people. Burning wood is also a good way to get heat going. DO NOT BURN YOUR NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE OR WASTE OIL HEATER UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN CHECKED!!!!! The risk of explosion or carbon monoxide is too high.

5) Contact relatives, neighbors, church group as quickly as possible. Also try to find out what the government response is currently doing in your area. Don’t be too proud to ask for help.

6) Identify what medical resources are available to you when you cant get to the doctor / hospital. Many neighborhoods have nurses or doctors or paramedics or even boy scouts living in the area. Treat any injury as a real threat of infection.

7) Stay busy, stay mentally active - do something from dawn to dusk. Always be asking yourself “What can I do to improve my situation right now”. Yes it is exhausting to think and operate that way, but do it for a week and you can survive just about any disaster.


44 posted on 10/31/2012 11:30:32 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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Prayers for you NGZ, I’m glad to hear your safe!


45 posted on 10/31/2012 11:34:13 AM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: NoGrayZone
GOD bless you... I know what you are going through and help is on the way... from companies and private organizations... expect nothing from obama but hot air and lies.

LLS

46 posted on 10/31/2012 11:35:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: GeronL

Of course not! We thought it was going to be another Irene...in which we didn’t even prepare.

Luckily, my good friend Caren, who’s house I’m at now (with internet access) gave me some canned foods, soups and tuna (lots of it too).

Our landlords and I are now talking about getting a generator and preparing for a next disater.

This is the 1st one in Lord knows how long that has hit. We thought it would be a couple of days...as usual, but not this time.


47 posted on 10/31/2012 11:35:45 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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I too live in suffolk county. About a block north of southern state parkway. Thankfully no flooding, but we lost electricity at 10:30am on Monday. Have been without power since. Power lines down in 2 places on my block alone. I’m writing this with my cell phone. My internet connection through my cell phone is very weak. During the storm it was ok. Within minutes of the storm passing, it went from very weak to non existent. It remains that way now. I’m lucky to have access now. No doubt it will go back to being weak. (So people, pardon me if I don’t reply to anybody in a timely manner. I simply cannot. Internet connection too weak most of the time. It’s frustrating to wear my cell battery down while trying to get on a website or thread)

Spending the days reading books, at night reading by candlelight. Waiting for them to restore the electricity. I’m told that will take 7-10 days for my area!

Nothing destroyed. My house withstood the 90mph winds. A few heavy branches fell harmlessly onto the ground in my backyard, far away from the house. Have plenty of food and water for myself.

Worst part for me is the boredom waiting for them to restore power so that I can have back my tv, cable, dvd player, and internet through my desktop computer. Reading books is ok. I love to read, but not all day long, every day.


48 posted on 10/31/2012 11:37:59 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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I too live in suffolk county. About a block north of southern state parkway. Thankfully no flooding, but we lost electricity at 10:30am on Monday. Have been without power since. Power lines down in 2 places on my block alone. I’m writing this with my cell phone. My internet connection through my cell phone is very weak. During the storm it was ok. Within minutes of the storm passing, it went from very weak to non existent. It remains that way now. I’m lucky to have access now. No doubt it will go back to being weak. (So people, pardon me if I don’t reply to anybody in a timely manner. I simply cannot. Internet connection too weak most of

the time. It’s frustrating to wear my cell battery down while trying to get on a website or thread)

Spending the days reading books, at night reading by candlelight. Waiting for them to restore the electricity. I’m told that will take 7-10 days for my area!

Nothing destroyed. My house withstood the 90mph winds. A few heavy branches fell harmlessly onto the ground in my backyard, far away from the house. Have plenty of food and water for myself.

Worst part for me is the boredom waiting for them to restore power so that I can have back my tv, cable, dvd player, and internet through my desktop computer. Reading books is ok. I love to read, but not all day long, every day.


49 posted on 10/31/2012 11:39:39 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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I too live in suffolk county. About a block north of southern state parkway. Thankfully no flooding, but we lost electricity at 10:30am on Monday. Have been without power since. Power lines down in 2 places on my block alone. I’m writing this with my cell phone. My internet connection through my cell phone is very weak. During the storm it was ok. Within minutes of the storm passing, it went from very weak to non existent. It remains that way now. I’m lucky to have access now. No doubt it will go back to being weak. (So people, pardon me if I don’t reply to anybody in a timely manner. I simply cannot. Internet connection too weak most of the time. It’s frustrating to wear my cell battery down while trying to get on a website or thread)

Spending the days reading books, at night reading by candlelight. Waiting for them to restore the electricity. I’m told that will take 7-10 days for my area!

Nothing destroyed. My house withstood the 90mph winds. A few heavy branches fell harmlessly onto the ground in my backyard, far away from the house. Have plenty of food and water for myself.

Worst part for me is the boredom waiting for them to restore power so that I can have back my tv, cable, dvd player, and internet through my desktop computer. Reading books is ok. I love to read, but not all day long, every day.


50 posted on 10/31/2012 11:40:28 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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