Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Surviving Rita

It has been a hell of a week and a half here in Silsbee TX as Hurricane Rita devastated the area. Silsbee and the area is mostly made up of trees, or was I guess I should say now.

There must be nearly 1,000 trees down all around, power lines were down everywhere, holes in businesses. The main grocery store is now operating out of a tent in front, Wal-Mart is running on generators and only open from 9 to 3 p.m. Still a bit of a gas shortage, but things are starting to come together finally.

So of course the little, unimportant things are the things that stand out to me. Like realizing today that I'm in a comic free zone and will be for a long time. With the area the shops were in part of the hardest hit, and even the mall completely shut down for who knows how long.

Kind of weird, but I'm lucky to have power, an undamaged house for the most part and my work one of the few businesses still going.


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