Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We Are Back and

our power is on.
Naturally, I am grateful for that.  
Such luxury.
A House.
Gasoline in my car.
I drive places.  Traffic lights work.
I go home.  I still have a house.  
I have grass that needs cutting.
I am so glad and now I need to help whomever I can help.
I am so glad that there are those with organizational skills who put it all together, ways we can help.

I went to Wal-Mart yesterday.  Within the walls of my home and the  boundaries of my yard, life feels normal -  Charlie and I don't need to immediately restock our refrigerator.  It's just the two of us and Charlie, while I went to South Alabama, to electricity,  stayed here and managed to salvage, with ice, many of our basic things, condiments, butter, cheese, eggs.

So, why did I go to Wal-Mart? - welllll - I had a recipe I was going to make and needed a few things - how naive I was.  I went in the rain.  Yesterday was very rainy - Also needed screw eyes to help Ann with hanging Roman Shades.  She's made her first set of Roman Shades for Luke and Andrew's room.  It's a baseball theme and so cute.

In Wal-Mart - whoa - reality - so many people in there to get what they could to restock their pantry and refrig - and the cold sections of Wal-Mart are pretty much empty.  I needed certain cheeses for my recipe.  I didn't think I was going to be able to get any.  Also needed Sour Cream.  There happened to be just a little of what I needed - but my head hung a bit low as I pushed around my buggy with a few items - obviously not in there for the big restock.  I saw whole families with small children pulling two buggies filled and overflowing with basics - I was in line with many using government aid to purchase what they needed.

I got to my car and realized that a good way to help is to stay at home if I can and out of the way of folks who are trying to get things done to recover - but I am going out to Ann's to help hang those Roman Shades - first, however, to Home Depot to get longer screws -

It's cold here.  That's a blessing for those with no power.

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