Saturday, August 07, 2004

More Cleanup

What an exhausting day! Outdoor electrical outlets to check for salt & corrosion, 3 window air conditioners to install (all of our ductwork under the building was destroyed by the flood waters), Howard Street to grade (again, flood waters contributed to huge potholes), bicycles, trash cans, picnic table, & boardwalks to hose down and clean off, flower pots to salvage (all the plants were killed by the salt water), etc., etc. There is still quite a lot to do. But I think we're ready to open Village Craftsmen in the morning! Couldn't have done it without Lou Ann's help.

Finally, it's time to take showers, order burgers from Howard's Pub, drink a cold beer, and enjoy a video.

Thanks to everyone who sent messages of concern and offers of assistance. It has been quite an ordeal, and we really appreciate all of your good thoughts.


  1. Anonymous9:10 AM

    Sorry to hear of your (and all Ocracoke's) misfortunes. Hope you are able to open today as planned.
    You seem to be keeping your chin up.
    See you in October,
    A yearly Ocracoke visitor from Chapel Hill

  2. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Dear Philip & LuAnne,
    Glad to read everything is slowly getting put back together. We have truly been thinking about you and everyone there during Hurricane Alex. We come to visit your lovely island every Spring and enjoy it so, it breaks our hearts to see Ocracoke hit again this year. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during the clean-up and know we really wish we were there to help out. Happy 60th birthday and congrats on the new baby. Tom, Sue & Colin ... Boonsboro, MD