Connie was able to text for a little bit today, and I did talk to Victoria yesterday.
This is day 11 for Connie and Roger to be without power and water. Connie said Roger has dug a hole to bury all the rotten food, as it just can't sit in the frig and freezer. They've lost so much with these storms! The National Guard has brought in water and ice, so Roger went up to the fire station to pick up some. That's when he was told it may be another week before all of Webster County has their electricity fixed. That is not good at all!!!! They can't do laundry or dishes either.
Now, Roger also heard that FEMA is suppose to be coming in with some generators to be passed out to the elderly and those with medical issues. That should include Connie and Roger, but so far, nothing. It's just wait and see.
I found out that the only 'fast food' place anywhere close to them is a Subway....nothing else within an hour. Obviously, this means they do live in the middle of nowhere. I know they'll have to do some driving to find somewhere to do laundry, so gc for Wendy's or McDonald's would be good.
I've been figuring out how best to help Connie and Roger. Victoria thinks little gc for grocery stores would be nice....I know they have a Kroger, as Connie has done reviews for some of the Kroger products. I don't know if the Kroger is currently open, since the whole county is without power. They going to be running out of all the necessities soon....(and I do know they are about out of clean clothes.) I remember what it was like to have everything off for 5 days....and they are now more than double that.
I know I'm rambling.....(just so tired).
I have Connie's address....and Victoria's. Please email me here on Gather if you'd like to help, and I will send you her address directly. I'd sorta' like to keep track of the help they are getting, but I won't post it or names or anything. It's just so I can make sure they don't get too much of any one thing. Connie can't access paypal with the power off and the phone lines down, so that won't work.
I think it's great some of us can get together to help out another Gatherite....and some of you, like me, have known Connie for years.