After what seems a lifetime, I am back on again. Am luckier than many folks here on Long Island, however. It will be a very long haul for those who lost everything. But everyone has been so friendly and helpful so far, that I do expect miracles. I lost electric power but had heat. My friend Kerrin asked me to keep her parakeet warm since she had no heat at home. So darling Lily entertained me while I cut a zillion more postage stamps. She has a song and dance act which is just as good as any on Letterman. I think she deserves a quilted cage cover for her efforts!