August 29, 2005

Update on TGOO and Hubba

TGOO and my Mom lost power at 11:45 CST. He has branch damage, but no trees down. What bothers me is he has to use his chain saw, these branches are so big.

I know, you guys are out there doing some male grunting at the thrill of using a chain saw. Here's the deal... TGOO still uses my Grandfather's chainsaw. That sucker must weigh 40 pounds.

So today when he had assessed his damage and we were talking on the phone (I called him no less than 5 times today... no kidding), I said, "Dad. It may be time to just run Grandaddy's chainsaw until its out of gas... then bronze it... and get a new one. Something light."

He agreed. He said he's waiting until they get a new stock of them. Chainsaws are kinda scarce in 'Cane Country right now.

Pensacola sustained damage. Roads are washed out, the beaches took another pounding, but its nothing like Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. It's just a shame that this is the third one in less than 12 months.

So that's the deal. They are fine, but powerless. A new chainsaw is in the future. Let's hope it's over now.

And... those people in New Orleans are the luckiest people on Earth. Hands Down.

Posted by Boudicca at August 29, 2005 08:06 PM | TrackBack

Glad to read your folks are OK.

"those people in New Orleans are the luckiest people on Earth"

You can say that again!

Posted by: michele at August 30, 2005 02:01 AM

Yay chainsaw! Yay!

Heck, if I could get down there, I'd volunteer to come cut the trees myself just as an excuse to get to use the chain saw! Yay!

Posted by: Ogre at August 30, 2005 02:44 PM