I had a minor set back in my plans today. We were going back to MIL's to help her ,,,,but,,, I had to pass a small kidney stone this morning. It was not large but did put a crimp in things. Matthew,,I still dont want to be king of stones...MIL did promise us she will do no yard work until we can get up there. Neighbor came over this afternoon and helped me cut the tree off of my tool shed. I think I will fix it myself , much later of course. The insurance will not pay me much anyway. They have a new twist. Its called hurricane deductable and its goes up to,, out of reach,, when ever a storm hits us. I dont know why we pay for insurance here. Its useless and expensive. almost as useless as FEMA..
We all have been hauling limbs and debris across the road for the parish to pick up. Its turning into a mountain now and most of us have not even made a dent in the mess. Dont get me wrong, I am grateful to have a house in the middle of all the mess, I am just getting too old and decrepit to do this over and over. I dont think we will do any more until we see what Ike is going to do.
By the way, just for the record, no one lives here!!!!! While watching the weather channel coverage, on our little three inch battery powered TV , just after the storm hit us , they said it would have been much better for Louisiana if the storm went into the south central coast because no one lives there..That makes us , no ones , right ? I can tell you that I am one no one that would have loved to kick that SOB square in the,,,,,,,,south central region. Ever see a weather man rotate on a microphone ????? Sort a brings a smile ...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.