Friday, November 2, 2012

First Friday Fotos: Hurricane Sandy Edition

Well, here we are, November already. The summer and fall seemed to just fly by and before we know it, it will be 2013. This past week has been difficult for many as a result of Hurricane Sandy, and we wish them the best as they begin the recovery and rebuilding process. Graeme Park, which normally gets a lot of flooding and power outages during even the most basic of storms, came through just fine with only minimal loss of branches, no leaking thanks to our new roof, and power and communications networks intact. Our resident ferals hid out in the shelters and straw bales we provided for them and all* seem to be just fine (*there is one we haven't had a siting of, but she comes and goes and it is not unusual to not see her for weeks or months, so we're hopeful she's ok). Several of our volunteers have been by to make coffee and charge up phones, Kindles and laptops since they still don't have power back at home.

As you can see in this month's version of First Friday Fotos, it is still a bit gray and rainy here today, and I think we've lost a few more shingles off the summer kitchen roof and the little bump out in the back, which you can't see in the photo, but for the most part, all is well here at Graeme Park.

To review previous First Friday Fotos, see October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, and January. See you on December 7 for the final edition. Will there be snow on the ground? I hope not, but stay tuned.


  1. Well, it’s a good thing that you had already installed a new roof when the storm passed by. Anyway, did you check your roof shingles after? It would be wise to double check if there were shingles that were worn off, so that you will be able to repair it at an early time and prevent it from getting worse.

    Sierra Nordgren

  2. The new roof on the main house held up just fine. The little summer kitchen lost a few more shingles off the ridge and those will need to be fixed - replacing that whole roof wasn't in the budget this year.


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