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For Sandy victim, washer/dryer top Black Friday list

Barbara Popelaski of Inwood purchased a new washer-dryer

Barbara Popelaski of Inwood purchased a new washer-dryer combo at P.C. Richards in Oceanside to replace those destroyed by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 23, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/Ted Phillips)

When rescuers pulled Barbara Popelaski from her Sandy-flooded Inwood home and into a motor boat, she left behind a home full of destroyed furniture and memories. The first thing on her Black Friday shopping list was practical: a new gas powered washer and dryer combo at P.C. Richards in Oceanside. Popelaski, a law clerk in her 50s, said getting a good price was a priority.

“I don't know what the insurance company is going to give me,” she said. “I have to budget my money.”

The Hotpoint combo was marked down to $679.94 from $1,029.98.

Next on her list? A replacement furnace and new walls, both of which will take a little longer. If there was a bright spot to Sandy's devastation, it was that she'll get a fresh start and that no one in her family was hurt, she said.

“We're just thankful we're all right and OK and we have each other,” she said.

Above, Barbara Popelaski of Inwood purchased a new washer-dryer combo at P.C. Richards in Oceanside to replace those destroyed by superstorm Sandy.  (Nov. 23, 2012)

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