Looking around our immediate neighborhood, I’d have to say our house is just about the only one ready for re-occupation. Mainly that’s because of the architecture. Our house is a “raised basement” style, meaning the front door is actually to the upper floor, which is the main floor.
Our “basement,” which sits on a concrete slab, is entirely above ground. It’s a flooded, gutted mess. But our main floor, the upper level, is almost normal.
Now that we have heat (in a couple rooms anyway) and hot water, we’re moving back in. Or at least we’re going to try.
I’m almost certain that we’re the only people living on this block. We’ve slept here a few nights already. Last night we saw lights and heard voices from a house behind ours, but I don’t know that they’re actually camped out.
It will be lonely and spooky. But somebody’s gotta be first, right?
We don’t have electricity, but I’m going to buy a generator today. Hopefully we’ll be able to run some lights and other minor appliances.
But you can’t run a heater off a generator, or so my electrician tells me. So I also need to get an indoor-safe propane heater or some such. Otherwise it will be mighty cold in our kitchen (no wall furnace) Tuesday morning, when temperatures are expected to hit the thirties.