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Jim
Premium
join:2003-02-10
underabridge

1 recommendation

Rook

This is just a shot in the dark. Some of the stories about the east coast weather mentioned his home town. Rook008 See Profile hasn't been on the site since the storm. Based on his location, he could have been in a pretty bad spot. He posts a lot in the sports forum but I thought I'd take a shot and ask here. Has anybody had contact with him lately?
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Archivis
Your Daddy
Premium
join:2001-11-26
Earth
kudos:19

I haven't. Anyone have him on FB?



Jobbie
Keep It Simple
Premium
join:2010-08-24
Mexico
kudos:5

Haven't seen him around.



Kristopher
Tarquin
Premium
join:2002-10-11
Tyrinaria
kudos:4
reply to Jim

I haven't seen him on either. According to the site it's been 1 week and 2 days. I understand that there is probably internet connectivity issues in his area due to the storm. I hope that he is OK.....
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Dezbend
Premium,MVM
join:2001-04-20
reply to Jim

no idea.

I hope that everything is ok.



Kristopher
Tarquin
Premium
join:2002-10-11
Tyrinaria
kudos:4

We miss you too Dez, but aren't really worried about your safety.
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Goggalor
Psychonaut
Premium
join:2009-06-09
Your Mind!
kudos:2

said by Kristopher:

We miss you too Dez, but aren't really worried about your physical safety.

Though, we are worried about your mental safety.


Dezbend
Premium,MVM
join:2001-04-20

PTU



ekster
Hi there
Premium
join:2010-07-16
Lachine, QC
kudos:3

I'm concerned about Dez getting lost at sea.

Can you imagine finding a blue baby in a blue ocean? He'll be lost forever.

And hopefully Rook is doing fine.



ProtusMose
Immortal. Eternal.
Premium
join:2001-10-03
Bellevue, NE
kudos:4

If you're going to get lost in the ocean you need a white baby on a key chain. RIP



Rook008
Miles To Go
Premium
join:2002-02-05
Far Rockaway, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Time Warner Cable

1 recommendation

reply to Jim

Thanks for the concern guys. I'm ok.

The storm filled my basement with about 7 feet of water, and the electrical system was pretty much destroyed. Both breaker panels were underwater (salt water) for a couple of days. LIPA took forever to get the power turned on after I got stuff fixed up, and I elected to stay with the house, so no electricity for almost 3 weeks. No internet access here means no access to DSLR from work.
It was very boring.
I did a lot of reading though.
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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken



Kristopher
Tarquin
Premium
join:2002-10-11
Tyrinaria
kudos:4

1 recommendation

Glad you're safe. Sorry you had so much water. I'll have a word with Sandy about that. Bad storm. Bad!
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Rook008
Miles To Go
Premium
join:2002-02-05
Far Rockaway, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Time Warner Cable

Thanks. I was actually a lot luckier than a lot of people on the peninsula. I heard from a neighbor that over 100 homes caught fire because of Sandy. All I had was some water to pump out, some damage to clean up, a little rebuilding to do, and the loss of some modern comforts.

I can live (temporarily) without heat and hot water, but losing electricity was kind of annoying.

Sandy was a bad girl all right.
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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken



Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

1 recommendation

Glad you're ok, Rook.



Rook008
Miles To Go
Premium
join:2002-02-05
Far Rockaway, NY

Thanks Krisn.



Goggalor
Psychonaut
Premium
join:2009-06-09
Your Mind!
kudos:2

Just reiterate what the others have said, we're glad you're good. Also, glad to hear stuff around your place is getting fixed up.



Rook008
Miles To Go
Premium
join:2002-02-05
Far Rockaway, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Time Warner Cable

1 recommendation

Thanks.

Things are getting fixed up, but of course it's a slow process.
The American Red Cross and a bunch of volunteer organizations have been extremely helpful with providing food and blankets and that type of stuff to the neighborhood, and helping with cleanup.
NYC Sanitation literally drives around all day and night picking up whatever cleanup garbage they see. A group of volunteers helped me empty my basement yesterday afternoon, and this morning the bags (about 20 of them) are all gone.

But LIPA took forever to restore power, even after my panels were replaced and inspected, and my flood insurance company and FEMA are really backed up. It's going to take a while, but things aren't that bad really.
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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken



Dezbend
Premium,MVM
join:2001-04-20

1 recommendation

PTU.

Let us know if there is anything we can do.



drew
Automatic
Premium
join:2002-07-10
Port Orchard, WA
kudos:6

1 recommendation

reply to Rook008

I'm thankful that you're OK and the only damage is to your property and nothing more serious.

It's really awesome that there are so many volunteers out there!
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Rook008
Miles To Go
Premium
join:2002-02-05
Far Rockaway, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Time Warner Cable
reply to Jim

Yeah, the amount of people from all over the country that just showed up to help is amazing.
It would have taken me days to get that basement cleaned up, and the dozen or so of them did it in about an hour. I wish I had gotten more info about the group so I could send them a donation or something.
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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken



Rook008
Miles To Go
Premium
join:2002-02-05
Far Rockaway, NY
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·Verizon FiOS
·Time Warner Cable
reply to Dezbend

Thanks for the offer Dez, but now it's basically a waiting game for me. Calling the insurance company every couple of days doesn't help much, unfortunately. But they'll get here eventually.
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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken



TheRul
Why Not You?
Premium
join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Vote Rook
Well known fact, anyone who gets their garbage taken immediately is Mafia.
glad you weren't taken out to sea
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Rook008
Miles To Go
Premium
join:2002-02-05
Far Rockaway, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Time Warner Cable

lol, thanks Therul.

We'll see how that garbage pick up goes. There's about 20 bags waiting for NYC sanitation right now.

Just today a FEMA rep put me in touch with a group of volunteers from the Mennonite Disaster Service. They showed up a half hour later (while my insurance company, who I pay, took over a month to come out and look at the damage) and helped me remove all of the drywall from my basement. Great group of people.
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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken