I still haven’t had any success from here reaching The Dowager Duchess. However, Jerry’s sister Linda — or perhaps I should start calling her Santa Linda — was able to get through from South Dakota and then phoned here to let us know everything was fine.
According to Linda, the co-op doesn’t yet have the power back on. But it was turned off to meet safety regulations only. Also, The Duchess said she has plenty of food and a water. And then she told Linda something extremely peculiar. She said she has a gas stove, so she can cook. I don’t really understand that line of reasoning. If all it took were a particular kind of stove, I’d be cooking, too. I’m sure there’s more to the cooking thing than just that.
I was able to reach my brother by phone earlier today. He’s much further from the beach and had no flooding in his neighborhood. And his neighborhood didn’t lose power. He also has a gas stove, which must mean he can cook, too.
So, all is well in Brooklyn. Thanks, everyone, for your kind messages and your concern.
|THE DUCHESS IS APPARENTLY TOO BUSY HAVING A GOOD TIME TO BOTHER TO CALL.|