Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
- going to the bathroom with the lights on
- the garbage disposal
- the ceiling fan in my bedroom
- the quiet hum of the air conditioner
- the dish washer
- the front porch light welcoming me home in the dark
- my TV and DVR (I've missed recording so many of my favorite shows!)
- cold milk from the refrigerator
- quickly throwing something in the washer and dryer
Tomorrow marks the 2-week point without electricity. Hopefully I'll be able to celebrate the "anniversary" with an announcement that the lights have come back on.
Keep on keepin' on, CenterPoint folks! We're still sweatin' in the dark in my neck of the woods.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
Once again, as was the case three years ago during Hurricane Katrina, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard have stepped up and are admirably serving without hesitation. A runaway barge was just secured, in chaotic conditions, by the swift and heroic actions of the USCG. FOXNews' Shepherd Smith went as far as saying that it could've been a definitive move in saving the city.
I've expressed my frustration time and again over some of the sometimes random and seemingly unnecessary operations and trips that Ty has been forced to endure, at the expense of distance away from our family -- and Lord knows I've been vocal about the shortcomings and "wrongs" that we've felt from this branch of the military.
But when push comes to shove, it's times like the current state of things that remind me why he's doing what he does what he does, and why it's very much needed. Even though most folks don't even realize the Coast Guard does anything but board boats checking for life jackets and alcohol, I'm glad they're out there doing what they do, day in and day out.