Such it is for Maeve, busy trying to resurrect her Climax and find a hooker.
The popular dance club, recently featured in the Times, suffered substantial main-level damage. Even worse, Maeve lost her liquor stockpile and a cherished friend.
The charmingly accented woman says, "It ruined everyting except th' loft and one or two cans of Guinness. Th' wave movement smashed all of th' bottles an' popped open th' kegs. Th' safe seems t' be alright, tho, so Th' cash was arright, if a little water-logged. But th' loss I'm feelin' most keenly is a friend I ha'en't heard from since a few days b'fore the winds hit."
The missing woman, according to Maeve, is a Red Room employee named Lucy. If you have information about Lucy, or if you are Lucy, you're urged to contact Maeve.
Says Angeliqa of the restoration efforts, "Well we got a clearance sale on our items that managed to survive the storm but just got a bit water damaged. And we got 5 percent off one our new items that are just starting to arrive. So far we got mostly movies and magazines but we are expecting new toys before Friday and naughty outfits before Sunday."
For some local families, it's a matter of finding a way to return to normalcy. Like island resident Joe-Bob, who rode out the storm with his pregnant lady friend, Becky.
"Damn Straight we hid out! Me an the ol' lady stayed right in our hotel room to watch the whole thing. Shut up Becky! She's talking to me! Only once in your life you get a storm like that. When all those cowards ran off I knew. Becky she doesn't want to hear about you being pregnant. I knew that God almighty was gonna keep us safe," Joe-Bob says.