Sorry for your loss, I hope you got a lot more of those video interviews that you wanted to do, that sounds like such a fricking great idea, that I will have to do one day. I hope you have a safe trip back to Austin. I have tons of Halloween candy leftover if you want, mainly Snickers and Baby Ruths.
Cyrus, recently I started listening to some of the older LEOG episodes (season 1 stuff) and Remote Viewing past episodes. Had you on my mind this morning and everything that you and your family have been going through. Just to parrot some of what Dr. Detfink said you are missed.
Just wanted to let you know that we all miss you on LEOG, will always be there to give any emotional support needed & any reports of my demise during the storm were greatly exaggerated...
Always remember in NYC, if you want the elixir for self-pity look at the person next to you, you'll find you're better off than you think. Spent a little time listening to my coworker who lives no far from the hospital on Avenue C in Alphabet city, she told me how she watched her car float away. That's a mere 3 blocks from the hospital. Goes to show you how close to disaster my place of employment was. Another coworker on Staten Island had to be evacuated by boat. The water nearly reached her roof. Things for me to keep in mind as life returns to normal in the coming days...
City Island, Harlem, Alphabet City, Battery Park...just some of the name brands hit hard...and Jersey took the brunt of that storm.
As I enjoy my day off, I will never forget:
1. Seven days of walking from my completely deserted neighborhood in complete darkness with a lantern and listening to creaky noises in high winds. Felt like Will Smith in I Am Legend. Last Tuesday I had breakfast on my stoop outside one morning and could't hear a sound.
2. Working with a flash light in my mouth as I was drawing blood and starting an IV on patients. Been a while since I did that before, talking early 90s back in Detroit.
3. Holding my breathe as we lost power temporarily Tues morning and still pitch black out. The difference between my hospital and NYU, Veterans and Bellevue...two blocks. Generator 1 did fail but engineering re-routed power until external generator could be connected last Weds.
4. Looking at the guys who haven't gone home since Saturday before the storm hit. Maintenance, house keeping, etc.
5. Look at what happened to other hospitals, you can't complain. Seriously dodged a bullet. Bellevue evacuated 700 patients in all. Horrific night for those workers.
And life goes on...
Since the hurricane of 1998, then mayor Guliani shut down the city, I kept a disaster kit that worked quite well. Might as well, add a mini generator. After all winter is coming.
Oh and mail service is still spotty so I will mail your Severed copy signed at NYCC at the end of this week because chances are the Post office is jammed.