Sunday, July 1, 2012

Shortcut To Life

U.S. Capitol after 29 June 2012 windstorm

There is no shortcut to life.  
To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned. 
(Harrison E. Salisbury in Touchstones, 11 May) 

I didn't post to either blog on Saturday, 30 June 2012.

The power was out all day after the windstorm just before midnight on Friday.  Our neighborhood experienced the worst wind damage we have seen since we moved here in 1978.  Personally we were very lucky.  It will probably cost less than $500 to repair the damage to our roof.  Many others in our development of about 120 homes weren't so lucky.  There is considerable damage to roofs, decks, trees and a few cars.  Power was out from a few minutes into the storm until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.  We consider it a blessing that our outage was only eighteen hours.

I walked around for several hours yesterday talking to the neighbors and observing the damage.  I noticed two houses with generators.  Now I know where two couples smarter than us are living.

Mr. Dickie
1 July 2012

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