I'm glad to hear that you're upbeat about the situation. I have read every update about the storm and it was all over the news here yesterday. The announcers seemed to love the word "frankenstorm," as they kept repeating it. Anyway, at least insurance will pay for a new porch that you'll enjoy more and hopefully fix/upgrade your wife's car.
I kept thinking about the east coasters as I have a list of addresses and went through it and google mapped the addresses to see if the storm would have affected the area. I assumed he was without power, but if anyone gets in touch with him, let us know!
I heard from Brian at 9am EST today, he sounds as good as can be expected