Due to the devastating severe weather in north Alabama which occurred on 27 April, in which 250 people were killed and several hundred thousand of us remain without power, with most things in short supply or nonexistent, and all kinds of business and school disruptions, I have not been online to personally reply to messages.
Electricity is slowly being restored across the region, but clean-up, debris clearing and rebuilding is the central focus at the moment. Our basics like water and power returned after midnight 2 May, though dawn to dusk curfew is still in place. After bathing in car washes set aside for those in need, gathering wood to cook over in the backyard and keeping watch for looters and others intent on mischief for days, I, like many, am exhausted. I’m concentrating now on trying to get my son’s doctor’s appointments and surgeries rescheduled for as soon as possible, though dire emergencies are still priority.
For those seeking review and who have submitted files, I will be contacting you as soon as I am able (which means obtaining another computer, mine is now kaput), but I should be back up and running by Friday, 6 May. For friends and others, if you have my address, you can write through post mail, as it is running.
For these past days, I’ve been writing journal entries, and will be posting it as soon as I am “normal” again. I am usually close to nature and basic in habits, but this has even more reinforced that very many things of modern life we have no real need for and can be done without.