Saturday, September 11, 2004
The most glorious event happened and around 5 pm today! We were sitting around the house ( reading, games, etc. ) and suddenly- THERE WAS LIGHT!!!!! Yes friends, Florida Power & Light, along with much help from our friends from Carolina L & P, had finally made it to my neigborhood! God, no more sleeping in your own sweat! No more after work "ice-hunting " parties! NO MORE BALONEY sandwiches! No more warm- bottled-water-drinks! I can't begin to tell you all what a pain life has been around the Fine house this past week.
As I stated, we decided to go to a local shelter. Central Middle School. What a bad decision. Now, please bear in mind that I have the utmost respect for the Red Cross! What they do is nothing short of amazing. But they had to contend with the officials that were there as representatives of the school, and this proved to be a major problem. If the R.C. people said yes, the school officials said no. There was no one person in charge of the shelter, and for the first 2 days, there was general chaos. And cramming 50 strangers into a classroom to sleep on a hard floor was not an easy task, let me tell you! I was glad when we finally could go home. Next time, I'll go to a hotel ( at least there I'll have a bed!)
Came home Sunday night, and thankfully the only thing wrong with our house was a few roof tiles missing ( 15 total) That's pretty good concidering some people had trees through roofs, whole porches ripped away ( next door!) and flooding. But all the food in the fridge had to be scrapped, and it was "Cooler-heaven" until today!
I sit here now thankful that when the power went on, all was restored ( even cable and phone!) So I can "see" you all again. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I didn't have it! I had 48 e-mails ( WOW!) and I will try to get back to those who took the time, but I have 10 days of info to catch up on! So.........
1- Congrats Joe and Kristine, may you have many happy days! ( same anniversary as mine- so I'm a little bias - great choice of a day though!)
2- DAMN_ NO R&R HALL OF FAME! Boo on those idiots- they wouldn't know good music if it bit them in the a**
3- Let's hope this new "vault" gets so much hype that it's scary!
Ok- that's it for now, everyone here wants a chance at this thing, and I can't blame them- hope to be back tommorrow! Peace, KC
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