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Sep. 16th, 2008

10:56 am - Suddenly we live in a cul-de-sac

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Oh, and an old pine tree on our street completely toppled over. It didn't hit any cars, but it's lying across the road and is blocking the way. Every now and then I see a car try to drive down our street, stop and turn around in someone's driveway, and head off in the other direction. No telling when a crew from the city will come and remove it.

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?

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From:rikchik
Date:September 16th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Are you able to cut it up yourself? (Not necessarily you personally, but your neighbors etc.) I guess if it's blocking the road, it's probably too big for hand saws.
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From:orv
Date:September 16th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
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In the rural areas I used to live in, you'd just walk over to the neighbor and borrow their chainsaw, but that's not usually an option in the city. ;)
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From:rikchik
Date:September 16th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I imagine that chainsaw gas might be at a premium right now anyway.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 16th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Our neighbors were cutting up big tree limbs in their yard on Saturday with a chainsaw. They said they didn't have enough gas to cut up the tree. It is big.
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From:nefaria
Date:September 16th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)

He's not a lumberjack, so he's not OK?

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I hope you removed all the culdes from your sack before you moved in, they take up a lot of room.

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From:deckardcanine
Date:September 16th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
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I wanna see how your avatar deals with the log. I suppose he could get Teleia to move it, but what if zie's away?
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:September 17th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
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I would say that the tree situation is a blessing to count - if people are going down your street and turning around before they get to your house, then you don't have to deal with pesky other people (especially if they're them thar Texan types that are like critters all around yer!)
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From:akktri
Date:December 19th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)

Humble Pie

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When I was doing collections for Bally Fitness, I got quite a few calls from people from Humble and other areas hit by the hurricanes. As sorry as I felt for them, the management kept telling us we had to collect money or we'll get fired, and that every poor person supposedly has a million dollars if you just ask for it right, so you can guess how the conversations went. We had no special breaks for hurricane victims. Unless the gym manager did something. But if they had a nationwide membership, they had to pay their bill. Or get charged off. In some ways it's good I lost that job.
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