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I went to work today, for five whole hours. We are in noisy, ugly temporary quarters but it was nice to talk to everybody. Rob went to work, too, but was released after a while and told their department was off "indefinitely". He will get paid for two more weeks, but I'm not sure what would happen after that. I suspect that they will find them something to do, in any case. (Knock on wood.)

I am now driving a bright-blue PT Cruiser. Getting it was a pain, but I've got it now and I'm not giving it back until they decide what the deal is with my car. I have an opinion on that, I just hope State Farm agrees with me. If they try to tell me that car is repairable I'm not going to be happy.

I am so tired. I guess it's just cumulative - or else I'm getting sick, which wouldn't be terribly surprising at this point, either. Don't know which. I am going to go sleep on my lovely new Ikea bed very soon, which we paid some guys $90 to assemble earlier today. It was totally worth the money, as far as I'm concerned.


I did not know there was such a thing as the Blue Roof Program, but I knew what they were talking about the minute I saw a flyer for it yesterday. All those neatly-done blue tarps are very, very noticeable in Galveston. And I had noticed that they didn't look amateurish and they all looked rather alike. The Corps of Engineers (and FEMA, god knows) have taken a lot of heat in the last couple of years, but I can tell you that a lot of people are really happy to have those blue roofs.

Date: 2008-10-07 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dinda.livejournal.com
i'm tired too. I think it's the slow realization that nothing happens fast when dealing with insurance has settled in and somewhat depressed me. Now that the initial crisis is dealt with, it's more frustrating waiting and waiting to hear from various insurance people and someday from an actual contractor.

Did you folks ever hear from Fema? I applied at the same time as others and have heard squat nothing. Good thing I really don't need them to help me find my own place to live whilst my home is unlivable. Good thing I don't have to rely on the insurance either cuz, man, I'd be in a tent with the others on the island if'n that were the case.

Friendswood is nice though. Close to lots of restaurants and shopping.

Date: 2008-10-07 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
FEMA came and looked at our apartment but I don't know about the results yet. One of my co-workers has already gotten money for housing assistance so I'm hoping for that.

I have said several times that this whole thing just makes me so glad I have money in the bank. (Thank you, Mama, wherever you are!) It's been crazy enough anyway, I just don't even want to imagine having to go through this while scrambling for money, too. Been there, done that, and it's bad enough under normal circumstances, much less this!

Date: 2008-10-07 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-hooligan.livejournal.com
My sister had the blue roof done, and it had to last her a few months while her insurance and her contractor got everything squared away so the new roof could be built. I have a little plaque she bought me, that a friend of hers who runs a glass shop made, with little houses that all have blue roofs on them. It's very cute and makes me very sad.

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