Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Street Photography XII

Crosswalk

Crosswalk

10 Photos in This Gallery

I don’t have a building permit yet, but now have an appraisal high enough to get the project permitted.


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Amsterdam Street Photography X

Girls on the Letter

Girls on the Letter “m”

10 Photos in This Gallery

Demolition is complete.  The place looks like a war zone.  Monday they will spray fungicide.  The house has dried out, and it is odor free.  Getting to this stage cost about $10,000.  I don’t have an estimate of insurance recovery yet, and a building permit is at least 4 weeks away.


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Amsterdam Street Photography VIII

Three Girls, Dam Square

Three Girls, Dam Square

10 Photos in This Gallery

The weekend has been difficult.  It’s another two days with no progress.  Air conditioning is running at 70F/21C to dry out the place.  There are three dehumidifiers running as well.  Last night was the first time I went out in the evening since returning from Amsterdam.  I must have PTSD.

 


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Amsterdam Street Photography VII

The Check

The Check

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Workmen ripped out some Sheetrock and insulation in my home yesterday.  Demolition is less than 50% complete.  This morning a heavy trash truck picked up debris.  Halfway down the block there is a pile of rotting, fly covered garbage.  Most of the flooded homes are vacant now.  There will not be much activity for about a month because the permitting process is difficult.  Many homes will not be repaired.  They will be torn down and replaced with elevated structures.  I am living in a half flooded house.  Once the kitchen is torn out, I might move out.


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Amsterdam Street Photography VI

 

The Blues

The Blues

8 Photos in This Gallery

The adjuster was here yesterday, but I will not receive his findings for a few days.  A contractor who did major work for me in the past has been hired.  Tuesday he will bring out some dehumidifiers, a few days later baseboards will be removed.  Please entertain yourself with these photos.

 

 

 

 


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Amsterdam Street Photography V

 

Cyclist

Cyclist

8 Photos in This Gallery

The adjuster from FEMA is supposed to come this morning.   I am dreading it.   Please entertain yourself with these photos.

 

 

 

 

 


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Amsterdam Street Photography III

(Fancy) Restaurant Hostess

(Fancy) Restaurant Hostess

8 Photos in This Gallery, 3 color, 5 monochrome.

These are from the first and second day in Amsterdam.  I felt a few had a significant message in the color so that is how they are presented.  It is important not to be locked into any particular format.  Besides, when shooting digital you can have it both ways. My neighbors tell me the street in front of my house in Houston is a river.  One of them is going to check on the place today, but I really can’t do anything about it.