Friday, July 08, 2005
Winners! Annie and Aola Know Their Crawfish!
While doing all the laundry, getting gas for the cars and making sure the cat carrier is clean and ready, I thought you might want to ponder this. What is this? It's in my front yard.
We along the Gulf Coast appreciate prayers for our safety as Dennis comes this way. We may hope that it misses our part of the Pine Grove but if the hurricane misses us it means that some other families will have difficult times. Hurricane clean-up is miserable. No electricity. Chain Saw noise. Bad food. No ice. The insurance adjusters move as quickly as they can but with so many properties to evaluate it takes days and days for service. Hurricane damage upsets children who don't feel safe knowing that trees can crush their rooms, upsets old people who have enough to worry about without damaged houses and cars, upsets pets who must evacuate etc. I tell you that my nerves get shot even before a hurricane hits. I'm OVER re-doing roofs, houses, cars etc. I'm over worrying that the LH will hurt himself doing construction tasks that a legal eagle seldom takes on. No internet, TV, land or cell phones. NO AIR CONDITIONING. It's enough to make a gal cry. And, that's if no one is physically injured.
I'm praying for the people of Cuba who are being pounded as I type this. They have less than we do and fewer emergency reserves or government help. God bless them as they listen to the rain and wind whip off the roof, worry about holding on to children in the flooding and storm surge and anticipate tomorrow's work of rebuilding.
Tell me what this pile is.
Your answers will keep my mind off the "storm" as we like to call Category 4 hurricanes.