I'm 80 miles away.... but our town and many others nearby have sent firemen and other aide.....
(On that copper you are cleaning... If it is mostly decorative, not cooking items, I wonder if there is a spray finish or if a nice coat of Butcher's wax would help keep it from turning so quickly.. I think an air barrier would help..)
we tried turtle wax... most definatly its not in use.. we are filling her pot rack.. she has pictures of how it use to look... so I'm helping her reproduce it.. I know that the tin use probably is a lead base.. how we all lived through the first part of the last century is a miracle.. :) I will search online for a nice barrier.. maybe just a clear coat will work... the deep tarnish is being removed so we might just do a quick shine and then spray... I'm glad your doing ok... 80 miles is still close.. I'm sure its devistating all the same... Ronie