Sorry Charley... I Survived!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Sir_Prize, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Greetings from the DEZ (De-Electricified Zone)!

    On Wednesday the roofers had finished re-shingling my house. About 3/4th of them are around the neighborhood now. Waiting for phones to come back to call
    roofer and tell'em, "The roof leaked..."
    It was very surreal during the storm. My parents Full-size Ford van rocked like a baby cradle. The poolcage ended up in the pool; after the second floor deck roof
    fell onto it. Got a broken window in my room. The computer room walls had streams
    of water rolling down them. Looked like something from a horror movie. PC is ok
    though, 'course ain't got any power yet. (sending this from work, they weren't touched)
    The world outside looks like a war zone, people walking around all dazed, choppers flying overhead, Red Cross running around, camps for the homeless,
    Shower/relief centers heare & there. Having to drive 40-50 miles to get stuff; or wait
    for hours in line to get it nearby. Whole place looks like a Mad Max movie.
    Had to run around seeing to things with my Dad; who overdid himself and nearly had to get medical care (Diabetic, amoung 15 other health problems). Been helping neighbors, some elderly gals that got no hubby; never had to deal with
    anything near this. Making sure my Mom was ok; my grandfather, my Aunt and
    her kids were fine. Actually they're all up and my cousins; just 8 mi. north, with
    everything working. Have to be, my grandfathers house is toast. Porch roof lead to the inside, and got sucked out; ceiling inside is dropping in with water.

    Starting to breakdown myself here at work. 'Cause I ain't got to see to nothing like
    at home.

    Got pics if ya'll wanna see. Can only do it from work though.
  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Good to hear from you Ken, had been thinking to call you. Sorry to hear of all the damage. Bad timing for the shingle job, eh? Again, sorry to hear about your losses, hope all goes well in the restoration effort.
  3. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Holy Cr*p! What a story ou have to tell. I, for one, would be interested in seeing some pix. Sort of like a Gauge News reporter, would you please. This is nothing like I can imagine.

    I admire your volunteer spirit.

  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    The main thing Ken is you and yours are O.K.! It's good to hear from you my friend! :wave:
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Wow! Ken. Sorry to hear about the damage you had. It is good to hear that you and your loved ones were not injured. Property can always been replaced but lives can not be. God Bless and good luck.
  6. DT1967

    DT1967 New Member

    Glad to read that you and yours are ok. The damage can be repaired and items replaced but people can't. You've got some stories to tell and pictures to prove it.

    Again glad everyone is ok.

  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    SSOO glad you survived Ken!!!!!

    Up north we watched from a very safe distance but our hearts went out to you all.

    I would be intrested also in any pics you have , just to get a look at what you have to put to rights. :(
  8. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Thanks to those so far.
    Will try to get in for work tomorrow and post pics.
    Have a few more tales to tell too.
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Geeze Ken - we were wondering if you made it through ok. :) Hope things get back to normal soon!!! :) and yep - Pics would be good. We're here to listen to any stories you have :)

    Talking always makes it easier to bear.
  10. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Ken, Sorry to learn of the damages, but glad to hear that you and yours escaped injury. Thank God !

  11. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Ken glad to hear you and your family are ok. I can understand when you said people walking around dazed, back in the late 70's my sisters subdivision as well as a few others were leveled in a tornado. Pictures on the news do not due justice to the shear devestation. Thank God you all survived.
  12. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Glad to hear you are ok. Does insurance cover any of the damages? Most of my wife's family live in Florida, but either weren't living in the area the Hurricane came through, or suffered only minor damage.
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Unbelievable what nature can do in such a short time. Pleased to hear that folks are OK Ken. An experience non of us want to share with you though.
  14. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    Good to hear that you and your family are okay, Ken.
  15. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Ken, I'm so glad to hear that you and your family got away without anybody being hurt or even dead. The damage at your home is still hard enough to bear, I think.

    I hope that your life will get back to normal as soon as possible and that this Charlie event is and will stay a 'once in a lifetime experience'!


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