Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hurricanes Ike and Gustav show what we depend on

I made a quick trip over to Beaumont, TX this week to check on my son, Shawn, who had a tree through his roof from Hurricane Ike. This sign reminded me of our return from Hurricane Gustav a few weeks ago. Staple were hard to come by. I remember going into the local grocery store to pickup bread, milk and eggs. There were no eggs. I got the second to last loaf of bread. I had to settle for whole milk, the only kind they had.

It is after disasters like this, that we learn how we depended on businesses and government to provide us with a comfortable way of life. Things can change dramatically in just a few hours.

Oh, by the way, things in Beaumont seemed to be getting back to normal quickly.

-- steve buser

7 comments:

Hope said...

I like this post and the photo along with it. Your writing is just wonderful! I'm glad to hear things are getting better in Texas and your home city too.

Virginia said...

Glad things are getting better for all of you. Hopefully we have seen the last of the big blows.

Wanda said...

You gotta have the staples!!

Glad things are getting back to normal.

GMG said...

Hi Steve! Here I am to enjoy your lovely blog on my weekly visit!
And this week we have again some wonderful posts. You're quite right; things may change dramatically in a few hours, and we'll probably never be prepared...
Look forward to reading you at Blogtrotter, now back in Chania!
Have a great weekend!

Frankie / Nick said...

We have seen many tragic scenes through the media and computer. Our hearts go out to you all.

babooshka said...

I cannot imagine what it's like for you. W moan when we have a little wind in the the UK.

photowannabe said...

So glad to hear things are moving towards normal. I guess we just assume that the store will have what we need and want.