Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Time for a little venting session....

So, we were hit with a hurricane on Sunday. Well, really for us, it was classified as a tropical storm. As I mentioned in my previous post, it was enough to knock down trees and some of us still do not have power. That is what leads me to my venting. Life without power...not fun. Can we survive? Absolutely...Please people, stop complaining like it's the end of the world and you're going to die without will not! Unless of course you have medical conditions where power is necessary to run your oxygen machine or other life saving tools. There are so many real problems in the world and so many of us who were affected in much, much larger ways....stop, stop, stop the bitching (sorry!) Not having power is a big inconvenience, but it really isn't a problem or CAN survive without it, and so many people do, every day of their lives.

And while I'm at it, have we become so dependent on traffic lights that we really cannot figure out how to travel without them. Where there are lights, there now is a four way stop...don't speed through the intersection without even are causing more chaos.

It's disappointing to see the lack of resilience around after this storm. Suck it up people, suck it up!

"One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference

between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if

you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a

problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient.

Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump

in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the


- Robert Fulghum

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