Power’s Back

We have been so blessed this past week. I greatly appreciate everyone’s concern and kind words and thoughts. We really got away scot-free; many folks in our church lost their homes and, well everything.

I’m going to be very busy for the next few weeks with the disaster that is work just trying to help keep things afloat (well, that’s maybe not the best word to use right now) so posting will be scant.

Please continue to keep those who were so severely impacted by the storm in your prayers and for god’s sake get out and vote tomorrow.

Thanks again and God Bless.

13 Responses to “Power’s Back”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Give a thought for all those people from Staten Island to Cape May whose lives are pretty much wrecked. Rescue teams are searching the rivers for bodies; whole towns have been destroyed; gas fires took what wind and water didn’t; nerves are fraying for the lack of gas and heat; grocery stores have been looted, and a deli burned to the ground when nothing else was left, and the grid is a big, BIG mess. FEMA is setting up an installation at Monmouth Park but knowing them they’ll send help to Arizona first. Wish us luck, folks.

  2. JeffS says:

    Excellent news, Mr. B; my regards to NJ Sue, the Daughter, and Claude.

    Keep that economy flowing!

  3. leelu says:

    Gerard at American Digest shared a comment left by Jewel. She told of a man who hauled his horse trailer over to fill gas cans and buy groceries and supplies in Lancaster Pa. His neighbors kicked in for his gas.

    Just a thought…

  4. Dr Alice says:

    Glad you and yours are okay, B. And God bless the National Guard and the Salvation Army for what they are doing.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Very glad you are ok. A bunch of our clients (my company does email newsletters) were zapped. We’ve been pretty damned busy sending out updates to people – our clients are not stupid – they (despite being plant nurseries) already carried a lot of useful supplies (firewood, for one, and a lot of them carry propane) and they got their suppliers on the horn BEFORE Sandy hit and said “we are going to want THIS – and lots of it”.

    They’re all running their businesses on no power, communicating to us any way they can to update their sites/send out info, and selling things that help (WITHOUT huge markups).

    I’m damned proud of them. And their suppliers, who are, somehow, still resuppling in all this chaos.

    Oh, and of my company – we’re doing their info-mails for free. :-)

  6. Gunslinger says:

    Glad to hear you’re okay, Mr. Bingley.

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “and for god’s sake get out and vote tomorrow”

    Been there, done that. 2 elderly handicapped and 1 “caregiver” (me). Absentee ballots RULE.

    Hope for change.

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    We’re fine at home, Kathy. My office is a disaster and I doubt we’ll be back in the building for weeks. So we are trying to cobble together our office in several different locations and fulfill our commitments to our clients. It’s a big pain at the moment, as I’m sure you can understand.

  9. Julie says:

    So glad you’re ok. When I think of all the issues you’re facing at home and work, and them multiplying them by millions of people in the region … it’s staggering. New Yorkers are a hardy bunch (New Jersey-ites too), so if anyone can do it, y’all can. God bless you guys.

  10. Kate P says:

    Hooray for getting the power back, Bingley–my condolences on the work front. Today we talked to a rep from a NY-based publisher whose offices don’t have power; she and her co-worker were working out of her home. Crazy but they are making the best of it.

  11. Kathy Kinsley says:

    And you might find it works better, in the long run. I’ve been telecommuting for years. Good stuff. (And you get to make REAL lunches…).

  12. Kathy Kinsley says:

    P.S.

    I suggest you move down to hurricane alley with you sister. It seems safer. At least, we don’t get zapped with blizzards after we get stomped by hurricanes. :-(

  13. Kathy Kinsley says:

    sigh. Grammatical correction: YOUR sister. THS, to be exact.

    Or come way down to the SW coast where you can barbecue (and swelter) most of the year.

    Down here, we were absolutely happy when dear WILMA hit in late October. Beacause it was cool then. (Unlike Charlie, who brought 95+ days in his wake…thank whoever that we still had running water – cold showers never felt so good.)
    Up there, well. It’s get out if you don’t have a generator. Or lots of firewood and a lot of fireplaces. :-(

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