It'll probably be a while before we hear from Shirl

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Rose_Red, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Rose_Red

    Rose_Red New Member

    It'll probably be a while before we hear from Shirl other than possibly an 'I'm sooooooooooo busy' type of post.

    I also live in the middle of nowhere so from experience (and mine wasn't even close to the destruction caused here)- even tho ppl really want electricity - it doesn't come back on real quick. Thank God for camping gear!

    We're still cleaning up from Charlie and Frances from last year. I don't know if we'll ever get it all done. There is just soooooooooo much to do.

    The National Guard was out here and you had to wait in hours long lines just for cases of bottled water. They never seemed to have enough ice to go around. The MRE's (altho not the best tasting edible substance) were an absolute lifesaver - at least you can feed your family when everything in the freezer went bad.

    They may not be able to control roving gangs in a city but the NG sure does try to control us country folk. They put in an 8pm curfew and drove around with their M16's enforcing it. There was/is no crime out here - we were all too busy helping each other trying to put our homes back together.

    Walmart is only a building after all and buildings get damage. There was a 3 hour long line at Walmart a week after the storm hit. They only allowed 20 people in at a time and they had to be escorted do to the building damge and Insurance requirements. There were limits put on everything you could buy if you had enough cash at home to buy it because they didn't take checks and ATM's don't work without power.

    If you didn't have enough propane you were SOL. Same with getting gas. With all the damage the trucks culdn't make it in and you have to make do with what you have at home. You have no choice.

    Most people that live way out here have well and septic. The problem with wells is that they are run by an electric pump so when the power is out - there is no water. People were trying to wash up with baby wipes. They really are better than nothing. You're busy filling your tubs when the power clicks on so you can at least fluch the toilets! The other problem is that during this time of year it's 100* and 100% humidity.

    You can't even drive until they clear the roads unless you're stocked up on tire plugs. Driving over all the loose nails blows out your tires every time!

    These are just some of the things that stick out in my mind.

    The one thing I'll never forget was the incredible pain!

    My Dad lives outside Orlando and his area was devastated by Frances. Between trying to take care of his family and spotty electrical service for over a month it took 2 weeks before he cared about getting on the computer. The only reason he did was for online banking.

    My heart breaks for Shirl. I send her my prayers for strength and foritutde. I do pray that we hear from her or that someone can get thru to her but please realise that regardless of how desparetely we want to here from her she is sooooooooooo busy that the computer is at the bottom of the priority list.

    michele


  2. Denamay

    Denamay New Member

    Thanks Michele for the explanation.

    I can'nt imagine what some folks experience with those terrible storms.

    You helped me understand.

    My only weather complaint is some frost on my car this AM.

    I had to scrape my windows and windshield before driving away.

    We have had quite a price hike in gas prices, but at least we can get it with no problem.

    We are all beginning to realize just how fragile we humans are.

    All my best from Denamay