Oh, and I just gotta say: if I hear one more person on the news blather about how we should count our blessings and feel grateful it wasn't any worse than it coulda been, I'ma bust some heads! Yes, I feel sorry for those people in Galveston who lost everything, and I hope they can get their lives back together, but... what about me? My life isn't back together yet, and there's nothing I can do about it except wait helplessly.
Count my blessings? I already have. We suffered no major damage and we still have water and gas. Now when's our power coming back on, dammit?