Sunday, December 21, 2008

In the Snow (at the hotel)

Hi all,
We're still alive, we're still at the hotel. We're getting a TON of snow.
We got about 10-12" on Saturday and now we have the pleasure of getting another 6-10". Yep yep. I understand why I like to work from home in New England.

What have we been doing? Well, we've been busy. Thursday at 11am we got the power reconnected to the house. Thursday night, our electrician reconnected "essentials" -- FURNACE! :) Friday, Matt got Methuen town water department to come turn back on our water. We had HEAT after 1 week! Yahoo! We were able to warm the house from 37 to 65. Saturday, the cable was reconnected and today I was able to confirm we have internet, wireless internet and our telephone service re-established.

We are now waiting on cleaning done by the folks at ServPro. They seem quite nice, reasonable and fair. They brought in these huge whole house fans to remove smoke smell, they are doing very well. They are going to wipe down ceilings, walls and wash/clean windows and floors. They are going to steam clean upstairs carpets and hopefully clear the house of smoke smell. On Friday, the Dry Cleaning company came and took 14 garbage bags of all of our clothes to dry clean, wash and launder. It'll be so exciting to unpack all of our clothes, although maybe some of them should just go straight to good-will. I was amazed that we could have 14 garbage bags of clothes.

So, that's where we are. I did buy a small Christmas tree for the hotel. It may be that Santa has to re-route to the hotel this year. We're not sure yet. We have the hotel reserved until Wednesday. . . . . .

Hope everyone is having a very Merry Season!!!! Happy Snow!


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