Posted on September 28, 2017
Got a fair amount done today; chainsaw, tree and boat removal, air out mobile home and travel trailer, and demo. Tomorrow: Get stuff out, begin to gut floor. Maybe rent a storage place. That's it. In the very iffy chance that there is a chance to save anything, I have begun gutting. Our mobile home would require and entirely new subfloor, floor, insulation, and walls from 3' down. Time is of the essence due to mold. It doesn't look good, two inches of muck and a water line 28" high inside. The floors are already buckled due to particleboard sub-flooring. All of the appliances are shot, and what about the electric, hot water heater, etc???
I do have to say that the new elevated modular homes faired well. They are expensive, $450K, but no damage in neighborhoods where other dwellings suffered greatly. Just saying, And if anyone would like to buy us one... Tonight: soup for dinner. Curfew till dawn. On the bright side, a neighbor bailed me out with assistance of his tractor, and a company from CA brought four trucks of fuel, 40,000 gallons and gave it away to locals. Thank you CA! But, I missed the free meal and 1/2 off beer at our marina restaurant, Hogfish Bar. So, soup and water - and pretzels. This just in: an Upstate, NY paper contacted me and is supposedly doing a story on us. That's all for today. Thanks again to our most recent contributors. Let me repay you in barter; visit, paddle, boat! Thanks again to my amazing cousin Susan and her husband Greg. We so appreciate what you've done for us!! I hope the knee recovery is coming along! Probably too many photos for onepost. I need them for FEMA documentation and general archive. And, I want to show you, dear contributors, friends and family the progress we are making. That's a good thing! Good night.