The next morning, I took some additional photos of the interior
and some shots of the damage to the neighborhood. Charlie pulled his trailer up and we joined
our bags of refrigerator detritus for a trip to a household garbage
pickup point. On the way back, we stopped at a mobile claims
unit set up by State Farm to check on the status of his adjuster.
Having done all I could reasonably do, I left
for the return trip to Missouri around 1PM. As I was leaving, the
electrical service trucks began repairing downed lines in the
neighborhood. Interestingly, a satellite was simultaneously
snapping a photograph of our neighborhood.
If I'd been a day later, I would have had power.
On my way out of town, I took some additional shots
of the chaos.