Just another couple of hum drum days down here at Cedar Point. Nothing really big to report. Just the same old same old.
You might have heard that I had a few guests. I remembered some of them. Others were new to me. Some lived close by and others were on a trip. When I heard that the Stones were coming, my first thought was of Keith and Mick. After that, Fred and Barney. I.F. Stone was a journalist whose work I use in my class. None of them came. Instead I got a lot of return visits from the stones I threw back on the beach after Sandy. I am starting to be on a first name basis with a few. I swear I recognize them like you might recognize a donated piece of clothing you see someone wearing later on.
I have been trying to figure out how to tell this story best and I have not really arrived at an answer. I am grateful to say that this mess has already been cleaned up. Russ Totman and his son Russell arrived this morning to rebuild the seawall and pull all this stone back to the beach from which it came. They have done a phenomenal job. No one, I mean, no one, knows the wall and the revetment and the tide and the over wash like Russ Totman, and I am so grateful that he was given the call to reestablish some protection for this point. He knows where stuff needs to go and knows the neighbors to get permission to put it there. Everyone wins when the right man for the job, gets the job.
There was only one real threat to the building and that was the massive amount of rock thrown at the shed and at the runway. The Tower is a marvel of engineering and seemingly wasn\’t even scratched. The cottage was threatened for a brief time by the storm surge but was not damaged at all. When I posted that there was no need to worry, I had some experience on my side.
The No Name storm of October 91 was far longer and did a different kind of damage. The Blizzard of 78 had a great deal more snow and all the travel headaches. It also pushed the whole of Sand Hills, Egypt, Minot, and Peggotty Beaches into the road with the snow. The problem with this storm was the loss of power in cold temperatures and the dangers that emerge when water and electricity mix. Pipes broke in several spots causing a ceiling to let go and the loss of some furniture, books, electronics, and the other this and that you find in a house under a bed in a box suddenly full of water. That too has been addressed in part.
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