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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

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To: NoGrayZone
As others have already mentioned, people on FR do care and we are thankful that you are alive and well. As has been mentioned "stuff" can be repaired and replaced... you can't.

Having experienced our own disaster (took a year minus one week for all of the repairs to be made to our home after a massively destructive hail storm) I can speak from experience: The recovery will take time and seem to take forever but God is in control and eventually your life will get back to "normal" and surprisingly things will actually be better than they were before the destruction took place. In the mean time look to the Lord Jesus for comfort and strength, take time to be with friends and relatives who care about you and r e l a x (yes I know that sounds strange, but in reality there is nothing much you can do at the moment but relax, rest and recover because you have been through a lot and worrying about your situation will not change anything).

I hope this helps and pleas know that many people are praying for you and others who are recovering from the storm.

51 posted on 10/31/2012 11:41:07 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: NoGrayZone

The rest of the country is sending help, utility trucks too.

In the event of “the one” there wouldn’t be enough of the country spared to send any help. So, this might not technically count as total SHTF but it was definitely poo thrown by monkeys


52 posted on 10/31/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NoGrayZone

Glad to know you are still alive. That is the most important thing. Prayers going up asking to keep you and your family safe!


53 posted on 10/31/2012 11:42:03 AM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: NoGrayZone

NoGrayZone!
Glad you’re here! It’s nice when a missing Freeper shows up.

Don’t concern yourself about the electric being turned back on automatically.

With us, if a house still existed, an gov appointed electrician came charged $95.00 (I don’t know for what)
Then the electric company’s worker came and removed the meter.
Homeowner had to call their own electrician to make sure all wires were fine. If they had been under water, they had to be replaced.
Then the electric inspector was called only after the basement was clear of ANY water. I was carrying the water out with buckets.
Then all paperwork had to be cleared before calling the electric company to install the meter.
It took me six weeks to get power back to my house. A lot of the stuff felt like a scam.
While all this was happening, the electric company was replacing poles and wires.

Things will be tough and frustrating for a while. Emotions will run all over the map. Let it happen. It’s part of dealing with the situation.

Don’t sit and wait for the government to help you. You’ll be stuck in that mess forever. Our flood happened 14 months ago. Those people who were dependent on the gov, still don’t have a liveable house to move into. Not even close. They’re living in FEMA trailers now. We still have volunteers up here from other States so there’s a possibility they may end up in your area.

Take photos even though it may be painful right now. One day they will pick up your spirits when you will look at them and realize that what felt like an eternity, was just a few days.

God Bless you.


54 posted on 10/31/2012 11:42:38 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: NoGrayZone

It’s been a LONG time since I posted on here. I usually just have time to read and keep up with things on here while at lunch or on break. Anyway, your post pulled at my heart. I’m here to tell you that it WILL get better. Thirty years ago my husband and I were in Midland TX 3 days after our wedding. We lost EVERYTHING in a fire that started from welders on a roof next to our building. We didn’t even have renters insurance yet. I will never forget standing in a field and watching everything we had burn up. I don’t think either one of us ever felt more alone in the world. Within days and weeks, we had a place to stay and good people who came forward with help. My husband and I have now been happily married for 30 years and feel so blessed to have gone through that tough time, because it only strengthened our relationship and resolve to succeed. Just remember that you and everyone who has been touched by this disaster are in our thoughts and prayers. You will get through this and come out stronger on the other end!


55 posted on 10/31/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT by medtransemr01
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To: NoGrayZone
My heart goes out to you. Having lived through it myself, I know what you're dealing with and what lies ahead. May God bless you and yours and provide you with the strength needed to put everything right. I will add you to the long prayer list (all my relatives are in NJ)!
56 posted on 10/31/2012 11:47:34 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: NoGrayZone

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

Sorry to hear about your troubles, glad you guys are O.K., and no sarcasm intended but isn’t it great to be alive. This too shall pass, as they say.


57 posted on 10/31/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: NoGrayZone

I think I am speaking for everyone here when I say we would like to give you a group hug.

(((((((GRAY))))))))

hang in there, FReeper FRiend. We are praying for you.


58 posted on 10/31/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: NoGrayZone

Hang in there- you’ll look back some day and say “I made it, so can you”.


59 posted on 10/31/2012 11:54:49 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: NoGrayZone
I've lost everything a few times in my life, and discovered that I lost nothing. Further, I gained freedom of bondage from 'stuff'.

We care for and love you. Stay safe.

60 posted on 10/31/2012 11:55:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: NoGrayZone

It is great to hear that you are ok... Keep up your faith and thank God that you and family/friends are ok!
I hope that everything falls into place and you are able to get your home and property sorted out.
Hang in there!!


61 posted on 10/31/2012 12:02:27 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: liberalh8ter
Your relatives in NJ need more prayer than I. Here on the North Shore of Long Island took one heck of a whack....but NJ, my goodness!

Today was the 1st day I got to see any of the outside world since 3:30 pm Monday. May God Bless EVERYONE in NJ. Looks like the whore of babylon sandy took out most of that state.

Are your relatives okay?

62 posted on 10/31/2012 12:04:31 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

You and your family and neighbors are in my prayers. Thank God you are safe.


63 posted on 10/31/2012 12:13:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

((( hugs )))


** check FR & regular mail

64 posted on 10/31/2012 12:20:58 PM PDT by tomkat
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okay...gotta go now and bring my canned foods back home. Have no idea when I will be back online.

Thank you SO much for your prayers and support...they mean the world to me. I KNOW these prayers DO work....I have been the beneficiary of a couple of them.

Everyone involved, keep safe and God Speed and Bless. Hopefully I will talk to you all soon (I doubt it).

Again, THANK YOU FRIENDS!! Could not live without ya!

If i don’t get zapped from a live wire once electric is turned on(which are all over the place), I’ll give an update.

Talk about lord of the flies!!

God Bless!!!! (((hug)))


65 posted on 10/31/2012 12:23:16 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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okay...gotta go now and bring my canned foods back home. Have no idea when I will be back online.

Thank you SO much for your prayers and support...they mean the world to me. I KNOW these prayers DO work....I have been the beneficiary of a couple of them.

Everyone involved, keep safe and God Speed and Bless. Hopefully I will talk to you all soon (I doubt it).

Again, THANK YOU FRIENDS!! Could not live without ya!

If i don’t get zapped from a live wire once electric is turned on(which are all over the place), I’ll give an update.

Talk about lord of the flies!!

God Bless!!!! (((hug)))


66 posted on 10/31/2012 12:27:25 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Prayers coming your way.


67 posted on 10/31/2012 12:29:13 PM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: lowbridge; NoGrayZone
Lowbridge .. good, another FReeper survivor !

For what it's worth, that one post from a weak cell will be bringing good thoughts/karma your way !

Idea re boredom:  Unless it's an area-wide outage, or walking around isn't safe yet, maybe there's a library close by with net access that you could loiter around in for a few hours ?

Regardless, hang in there and know you and Jeanie are in the thoughts/prayers of lots of good folks.

68 posted on 10/31/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: NoGrayZone

I care...praying and bumping.


69 posted on 10/31/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: NoGrayZone

As soon as the utilities are bak on, things will improve rapidly. Glad you and your’s are fine.


70 posted on 10/31/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: NoGrayZone

Glad to hear you are safe...sorry for the loss of your worldly goods but it ain’t about stuff, is it?
Hope things sort out quickly for you and your family.


71 posted on 10/31/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by matginzac (Nici)
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To: dangus

I spent all yesterday helping my sister and brother to get rid of two buttonwood trees that fell in her yard.


72 posted on 10/31/2012 1:03:18 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: NoGrayZone

I’m here in NJ. Glad to hear that you are ok! Lots of people in NJ don’t have power and there are huge lines at gas stations for gas for their generators. My phone & power came on the middle of last nite so I consider myself very blessed. However, I have family down the shore area and Long Beach Island and I don’t know if that house is still standing. Everyone had to evacuate and it will be at least a couple days before they let people back on to LBI. The shoreline area took a huge hit.


73 posted on 10/31/2012 1:05:27 PM PDT by midnightcat
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To: NoGrayZone

I was thinking about you, NGZ, the other night as Sandy hit New York. Glad to hear you’re all right. Things can be replaced. People can’t. The Lord bless you and yours.


74 posted on 10/31/2012 1:08:21 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis)
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To: mware

Did she get water?Bay got hit hard.


75 posted on 10/31/2012 1:22:22 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: NoGrayZone
The last contact I had with my cousin was yesterday morning at 9:00. She was without power and had been in contact with all but 1 of the family but wasn't too concerned because they're further inland. Trees were down making roads impassable and sump pumps weren't working so the basements were filling up. Other than that, they're okay - Thank God!

It's sad to see the pictures of the shore. My summers were spent in Seaside Heights on the boardwalk and beach and they're wrecked now. Our old shore house is most certainly flooded. It was on Barnegat Bay. I feel so sad for all those who lost family and homes. :(

76 posted on 10/31/2012 2:09:22 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: NoGrayZone

So glad you made it. Praying for you as you struggle with the damage and your losses.praying for your strength.


77 posted on 10/31/2012 2:15:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: fatima
Hi fatima

My sister that lives on the island, has not gotten a chance to return home yet.

They are in a hotel further inland.

Not sure when they will let her back, but she did get someone to take a photo from a distane (across the bay) and the house is still intact but not sure of the damage.

78 posted on 10/31/2012 3:20:51 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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((((Hugs))))


79 posted on 10/31/2012 6:18:26 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: NoGrayZone

Oh no! I’m sorry to hear this. What can we do to help?!! Prayers for your continued safety and peace of mind.


80 posted on 10/31/2012 6:24:16 PM PDT by rabidralph (I passed Tagline training on the third try. Ask me how!)
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I’m sorry to hear that. I have friends in LI; I really want to get out there.


81 posted on 11/01/2012 11:40:49 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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