I thought your readers might enjoy hearing about a positive Hurricane Sandy story.
My sister lives on Ling Island, N.Y. Due to the storm, she was without power for 11 days.
She said that many utility trucks from around the country had arrived on their block, only to leave without being able to restore their power.
Understandably, she and her neighbors were getting very discouraged.
However, one day her husband came in from outside, excitedly telling her that a new group of trucks had arrived, and she was not going to believe where they were from.
She went outside and spoke with some of the men in these trucks, and she said they promised her that they would not go home until power had been restored to the area.
They kept their promise, and after 11 days without electricity, my sister's block had the power restored.
She said that the people in these trucks were very professional, friendly, and competent.
And - where were these trucks from - Iron Mountain, Michigan.
She told me, "We were so grateful to them for being the ones to actually get us hooked up."
Way to go Iron Mountain - the U.P. is now legendary in parts of New York.
I along with my New York family, extend a deep sense of appreciation to the people who left the comforts of their homes (my sister said they were staying at a Boy Scout camp) to provide such an important service to strangers far away.
From a grateful sister.