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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Tornado is becoming a fading memory

Okay. Not quite. But, sort of.

Have just been advised the electricity has been restored at our house.

Electricity. You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.

Thank you Josh from CWLP! I don't know you. And you don't know me. But, thank you for taking my calls and hearing my pleas. And, thank you for being so nice as to completely defuse my anger. You've got a knack. Should you ever leave the field of engineering, you could work in psychology. Or, perhaps, reverse psychology.

I don't mean to sound like I'm gloating, since I am mindful of the 8000 plus homes (and people with feelings) still without electric. I hope I don't sound gloating, anyway. Just grateful.

More later.

Posted by Marie at March 15, 2006 11:32 AM


When Tropical Storm Isabel hit Maryland a couple of years ago, we lost power for about a day although I know people who were without electricity for 3 weeks. I was very grateful for the relatively short wilderness experience. Glad your house is OK. Were your cars in the garage?

Posted by: Kem White at March 15, 2006 12:21 PM

Electricity is a wonderful thing. I'll remember the 12-1/2 days I was without last summer for the rest of my life. Glad you and yours are OK, Marie.

Posted by: Rob at March 15, 2006 1:29 PM

Rob, I especially thought about you and the people who lived through Katrina as we were going through our little ordeal. No comparison at all. Thank you for your comments.

Posted by: Marie at March 15, 2006 2:35 PM

No cars in the garage. Just bikes, ladders, yard stuff, and other stuff I can't even remember. Everything on the north wall of the inside of the garage was knocked off.

Posted by: Marie at March 15, 2006 4:00 PM

I'd say the comparison is quite amazing. Your garage looks like many of the garages around here now. Sorry about that but that's an amazing picture. Glad the damage is to mostly replaceable things.

Posted by: Rob at March 15, 2006 5:12 PM

Mom, can we figure out how to get my bike out?

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2006 1:10 AM