As you would expect Hurricane Sandy kept us on our toes Monday night/Tuesday morning. The following is a log of some of our activity:
- Monday 8:45 pm: Got a call from a store owner on Chestnut Street in downtown Philly who had a wayward trash can smash through his window - too big and too dangerous to fix, so we boarded him up.
- Monday 10:05 pm - a homeowner in West Philly had a picture window that had a BB hole in it from years ago blow out. Way to dangerous a window to fix at the time, so we boarded him.
- Monday 10:30 - A business owner (who was still open) had his door smashed - Sent someone out and fixed it.
- Monday 11:35 - A store owner on Roosevelt Boulevard had a large window blow out - Sent the guys out to board it
- Tuesday 12:15 - A store owner in West Chester, Pa called with a large broken window. It was out of our service zone and all our guys were out on the road already, so I gave him the names of some glass companies out there who might be able to help him.
- Tuesday 12:35 - A homeowner in South Philly had a second floor window blow out. Although it wasn't a large window, it was still to dangerous to attempt a repair. We boarded her.
- Tuesday 12:50 A condo building in Old City Philadelphia had a door break. It was a standard size door and our guy was able to fix it on the spot.
- Tuesday 1:30 am - Large broken window on Rt. 130 in Burlington County, NJ. - Boarded it.
- Tuesday 1:50 am -Broken store window on 18th Street in center city Philadelphia - Not very large, but the wind was incredibly strong. We boarded it up.
- Tuesday 2:35 am - a call from a frantic lady on Welsh Rd. in Northeast Philadelphia. We boarded her.
- Tuesday 2:55 am - Broken Store window on Mcdade Blvd in Delaware County - The wind was so bad we had to wait an hour just to attempt a board up.
- Tuesday 3:00 - 5:00 am - Numerous home and business calls. All the guys were wet & tired but we did our best to respond to each one. It was getting pretty tough just to keep answering the phone while working.
It's 6:00 am as I'm writing this and I'm beat. I'm handing the phone over to someone else and heading home to try and catch an hour or two of sleep. I'll post this when I get the chance. Tomorrow (today?) I suspect the weather will still be too dangerous to fix anything so we'll most likely be boarding windows up. A tough night, for sure
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