Waiting in Line

Life has pretty much returned to normal after the storm, although the pets don't think it has since pet door priviliges are being withheld as we're still without fences! Today a contractor was supposed to show up to give an estimate and he didn't. So he's been axed off the list (don't you hate it when these people have your contact info. and don't have the courtesy of calling you about not coming?).

This year the SDA will continue to accept dossiers from the 3rd week of October until they reach the general quota for all countries for the 2008 year. The process seems to be quite different from the typical one, where there's usually an official SDA submission list. In this case there will be a "live line", where translators that have dossiers to submit will make their own list and when it is their turn, they will turn them in. Ours is ready and listed in line to submit once they start accepting this "live line" as of the 14th of October. So all there is to do now is wait for any news.
I'm going to post a few pictures of the "aftermath". Nothing terrible, just leaves, branches and uprooted trees. We were lucky compared to some and had electricity within 3 days. We sure have come to depend on electricity in our daily lives!

Fence knocked down and neighbor's tree leaning on the side of our house. No, that's not a salad bowl but a perfectly shocked pool!


One of our neighbor's 3 uprooted trees. This one is off the property on the back.

The other fence knocked over and leaning on the other neighbor's bushes.

Shredded branches and leaves everywhere in the streets.

So to top if off with some humor, here's the top 10 reasons why Hurricane Season is like Christmas:

10: Decorating the house (with plywood).
9: Dragging out boxes that haven’t been used since last season.
8: Last minute shopping in crowded stores.
7: Regular TV shows pre-empted for ‘Specials’.
6: Family coming to stay with you.
5: Family and friends from out of State AND Country calling you.
4: Buying food you don’t normally buy . . . and in large quantities.
3: Days off from work.
2: Candles.

And the Number One reason Hurricane Season is like Christmas: At some point you’re probably going to have a tree in your house!

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