We've got power again. And phones. Watching all the footage of Hurricane Ike's rampage in Texas, my complaints will seem like mere petulant whining. Our winds only got to 65 MPH, we only lost power for 24 hours, the only damage was fascia torn from one house downtown, and a tree branch which fell away from the house. But Jeanie needs to give up her self appointed 'Drama Queen of the World' title for a few moments.
My jeans were all in the washing machine which stopped midcycle. Yesterday morning, I could not have coffee, I could not take a shower, having a sponge bath with about a quart of water, and I had to go to work to wash my hair. I was packing lunches by oil lamp, and I did not have my customary 'everything' bagel for breakfast. I was flushing the toilets with water from the ornamental pond. The wind was horrible, and I cannot even imagine Michael and his family hunkered down listening to 100+ mph winds. It was a sleepless night here as 65 mph wind roared like a jet plane engine and whipped trees wildly. Imagining even stronger winds? Unimaginable.
This morning I have clean jeans, coffee, bagel, shower, etc. It is quiet outside. I am done with your title, Jeanie. You can now be the Drama Queen of the World again.
PS: The next time that I need borrow the title, I get to wear the crown too.