As many of you know, I’ve been working in the Denver area for the last year, requiring that I spend the vast majority of my time here.  Being away from our home in Vermont this week has been especially painful, as I have followed all the events in Woodstock by video and digital communication with Miss Gracie, who is marooned there with no water and spotty electricity.   Today, I’m finally headed to Vermont for a few days to see the damage for myself and lend a hand where I can.  Over the Labor Day weekend, I’ll be reporting on the progress of recovery from the damage caused by Irene in Woodstock and the surrounding area.  In the meantime, we would all appreciate your positive thoughts and support as this historic area comes back from this disaster.  Here’s more on the Bartonsville bridge that we lost in the storm, built in 1870.  Loss of this historic covered bridge has become a symbol of the tragedy of this last week.

Thousands of Vermonters are struggling with isolation, damage, lack of food and water, electricity, and water.  Many have lost everything.  If you’d like to help, please donate to the Red Cross of Vermont & the New Hampshire Valley.  More resources have been compiled by the Vermont Democratic Party and reported by Julia at Woodstock Early Bird.


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