Friday, June 10, 2011
After the Big Wind
It has been 2 weeks and 3 days since the tornado. We have been very busy with clean up and establishing a new "residence". There have been so many friends coming over to help pick up trash from the yard, helping me go through clothes, giving words of encouragement and prayers. Our friends are truly friends and I love each and every one of them and already miss them. Although our new residence is only 12.9 miles from our house it seems like it is hours away. I have made countless trips to the house to get those things we just "can not live without", I think we may have to rent a U-Haul to get it all back home when it is livable again. I did notice yesterday that the trash people have been by to pick up the stuff we had piled by the road, however the tree people have not been by to shred the trees. Seems that the tree people work for OEC and they were only clearing and shredding the trees that were in the way of the power lines. Wonder who is going to take care of the trees now. Our gracious town of Newcastle is charging a $1000.00 contractor fee. So anyone in need of construction on their homes due to the tornado has to pay said $1000.00 for a permit to have repairs done. IMHO tornado damage should be exempt from this $1000.00 permit, it is not like we just decided to re-model.