I got an email today that made me wonder about this too: With all the flooding over a good part of Iowa, where is all the looting? Why hasn't the mainstream news picked up on this phenomenon? These people are actually helping each other! "We aren't in New Orleans Toto". My email has been full of pictures and letters from family and friends
who live in various parts of Iowa. None of them have even seen this
kind of destruction in their lifetimes. Here is a file of one of the emails with pictures that were sent to me.
It has been a very weird two days for me. We moved our old computer to the new desk and put the new computer together with the new wireless router so both of them could be online. As it turns out, our new computer (yes, it was a refurbished Dell, with a new flat panel monitor) is not working quite right, which made it really hard to set up the old computer so I could still be online. After a day of scratching my head and trying to get back online, I finally figured out what to do late tonight. I just hope I can get the new computer up and running like it should be. Nothing ever goes smoothly, does it? At least not where computers are concerned.
Putting things in perspective: I called an old friend today to see how she was doing and when her husband answered I knew that she must be getting worse. Twenty years ago my friend Deb had an operation for brain cancer. She opted for radiation rather than chemo. Why, I don't know. Anyway, through the years she has been getting progressively worse. Today, when I called I knew she was much worse. She could hardly talk to me, and she dropped the phone three times. I felt so bad for her, and it wouldn't surprise me if she is in the last stages of her life. I don't know that for sure, but I think that is what is happening. That damn radiation treatment is finally going to do her in. In a way, I wish it was over for her. No more suffering if it was. As for putting things in perspective, my life is pretty darn good compared to what she is going through.