A few blocks away, Betty Head, 63, and her husband have made a camp in their garage on David Street. "We didn't have anybody to live with, and we couldn't find any place to rent," Head says.
"Camp David" is not only their temporary home but has also become a local gathering place for friends, family and neighbors. Canvas folding chairs are the furniture that sit on the other side of a makeshift wall for the "bedroom" with an inflatable mattress.
They contacted FEMA five weeks ago for a trailer but were denied because of their location. Now, the agency is saying trailers will be allowed in their area, but Head and her husband, Edmund Loper, 63, are at the bottom of the list.
I'm hoping to get the car fixed today, so cross your fingers for me that the insurance pays for it.
Couple of more links:
jimhines is having his annual book donation drive for the local domestic violence shelter.
Via arcaedia: Buy a Book, Save the World. Any book, paperback, fiction, non-fiction. For yourself, for a Christmas gift. Also from agent Nathan Bransford: Tough Times and the Publishing Industry. I'm a big believer in bookstore gift cards for Christmas gifts and will probably do a lot of that this year.