Saturday, October 15, 2011

STATUS UPDATE as of Sat. 10/15/11

Thanks to many great volunteers, all the water soaked and mud coated stuff has been removed from the building. Keep finding little pockets of goop, but that's minimal. Water, power, phone/fax, and WiFi internet have been restored. JA has loaned me a computer so you can return books here again. The studs have been tested for moisture, but they are not dry enough yet to put the walls back together. The furnaces in the cellar are ruined and must be replaced, so it's a little chilly in here. Suburban brought us a new propane tank today and got the remaining furnace in the attic working, so I hope that with some fans going, some of that heat will make it downstairs. The (replaced) dehumidifier and sump pump in the cellar work constantly, but the ground is SO saturated, water continually oozes in through the fieldstone walls. I wish everything was back to normal, but it will be a long time before it is. I'm there most every day, so stop in and say hello - I miss you guys!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

To Donate to The Library

The #1 need as of mid-October is for MONEY. Furnaces, ductwork,
electrical, hot water, walls, flooring, cabinetry, shelving, fire alarm system - all these things have to be replaced/repaired before we can even think of reopening. Please mail a check to P.O. Box 519, Schoharie, NY 12157.
If you wish to donate books, etc. (preferably new ones!), be aware that there is no space to store them in the Library itself. Please send them to:
Margaret Carballeira, Trustee
630 Rickard Hill Road
Schoharie, NY 12157
Meg Berdan, Trustee
c/o Golding Middle School
193 Golding Drive
Cobleskill, NY 12043