Sunday, August 15, 2004

The rain it raineth...

We are ok, our property less so. Mother Nature ("Hurricane Charley" - how folksy) has caused widespread destruction, power and phone outages, etc. Thanks to those who have been trying to get in touch - it might be a while before even the basics of organization return to this small part of the Sunshine State, but we do appreciate your thoughts.

One good story: Gov. Bush seems to have taken credit for sending in 1,500 national guard forces, but as far as anyone knew yesterday, they were nowhere in sight. Except one woman, whose brother was among those who were called in. When she managed to speak to him, he was busy untangling wire from a cow over in Arcadia, 40 miles away.

7 Comments:

Blogger David said...

So good to hear from you, Tom.

If there's anything someone 1,000 miles from you can do, let me know.

-- David W.

8/15/2004 5:00 PM  
Blogger Euan said...

Thanks goodness you are OK Tom - hope the aftermath isn't too awful.

8/15/2004 5:25 PM  
Blogger Jeneane Sessum said...

TOM! God bless.

8/15/2004 5:27 PM  
Blogger Gary Turner said...

Good to hear the gang's ok. Not so good about the property and disruption. If there's anything at all we can do from 4,437 miles (remember this internet thing has scant regard for mileage), please shout.

8/16/2004 5:00 PM  
Blogger Blind Tangerine Jones said...

Tom, you survived Hurricane Moqtada! I'm so glad. We are just celebrating the anniversary of the Great Blackout here in Brooklyn, so I can sort of relate (minus the broken sewage pipes and alligators in the bathroom). For consolation, consider Corneille's Medea:

Nerine: After such a disaster what do you have left?
Medea: Me, I tell you, me, and that’s enough.

8/16/2004 6:37 PM  
Blogger Jon Husband said...

Tom, very glad to hear you and your family are well. The pic of your house looked pretty scary.

8/18/2004 3:02 PM  
Blogger jiri said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

10/03/2005 8:48 PM  

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