Post Storm, Help GET the "New Normal"
We finally returned home, exactly a month after the storm, but we are still working on the new norm that everyone keeps talking about. We are living here under generator power, the daycare has reopened, but I have yet to return to work. Max has not been to work yet either, and his business lost their storage and materials. I have learned a valuable skill during this, in actually accepting help and discovering that we were in fact, in need of it. I learned how to say just what was needed, if of course, a lunch or a shower was needed. But a month later things are very different.
The LOSS at the building is estimated at $300,000, figured by the loss and/or damage to the four businesses residing on the first floor. Actual clean up and repairs to the building so far have been $70,000. Emotional damage is incalculable at this time. Rebuilding the electrical system is the top priority.
If you are still looking for a way to help, we have opened this page for folks and friends to use when they are so far away, we have put our goal at $1 because any help is appreciated. We are altogether just trying to help the building repair so that we can start functioning normally within it.
Having finally brought our kids home was and is the best!
Max, Stephanie, Nora, Nando and Owen
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