November 1st, 2012
We made it. It was a little scary for a bit, but we’re all safe and sound. There was a LOT of damage on Long Island.
This is where the Attic lives, seen from above.
It’s wet, and dark, and cold.
Around town, things weren’t good.
We were INCREDIBLY lucky here at the Attic.
This is our neighbor’s front yard during the storm.
This is bad news for your house.
This is the next day. The pile of leaves is high tide. That’s our mailbox.
Those leaves mark the spot where the ocean went “boop!” to our house.
We’re EXTREMELY thankful that we remained dry. However, the surrounding area did not. We’re still dark, we’re extremely cold, and we’re surrounded by things like this:
Try as you might, you can’t really drive through this.
Lots of which are lying on wires and blocking streets. So things here are a little slow. They were telling us 7-10 days for power restoration, but now they’re saying possibly 14 days. We’re hoping this is an extreme exaggeration. In the meantime, we’re doing everything possible to keep the Attic going. We’re processing orders from a remote location, and trying to get orders out when we can. We’re now reachable by email much of the time, but the BEST way to get to us is via our facebook fan page, which we have monitored 24 hours a day. Thank ALL of you for being so patient during what now seems to be a yearly hurricane event, and our thoughts are with everyone who was also effected by the storm, many of whom lost possessions, houses, and even their lives. If you have it in you, please consider donating to the Red Cross who are helping out everyone in the area who had homes damaged, were injured, or have no heat and power. It’s a lot of us in the Tri State area, and more outside of the area.
We promise that next post will be something fun and uplifting, but we wanted to keep you up to date on the storm, our order processing during the storm, and all that other stuff.
Ok? Excellent. Well, we’re going to get back to catching up on everything we’ve missed from during the storm, later we’re going to move a LOT of lizards to our temporary housing, and we hope you all have a good rest of the week. If all goes well, sometime next week, normalcy will resume. In the meantime, it’s catch up, and reading a lot of Stephen King, and in the vast scheme of things, is that all that terrible? No. No it is not.
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