Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Day to Day

Everyone asks what our plans are, and honestly, we're not real specific on them. Yes, NASA is reopening JSC on Monday. But several things may keep us from returning by then. Number one being city officials asking us not to return. Number two being I don't want to be the one take food/fuel/water/sewage from someone who needs it. Which is why they're asking people not to return. Our daycare currently doesn't have power, but is updating their information every day. My husband doesn't have an office and they have yet to decide where he is supposed to go on Monday.

So do we return this weekend, in spite of recommendations not to? Do we take a hit from work and possibly vacation hours, in order to better serve the community? I don't really have an answer to that.

I do have friends at home, some are responding to city officials and staying home, conserving energy/water. But I've heard of others that seem to be oblivious to news reports; they're driving around, site-seeing, etc. Seriously? These are intelligent people too. I just don't understand. I don't know if they're bored, or just that selfish.

We plan to keep watching/listening to the news from our area and will make a decision by tomorrow evening.

Excerpt from NASA:
    Take it Easy! As the community comes back to life, traffic and tempers can be very difficult. If you can put off errands, stay at home. Let those with critical needs venture out as necessary. Share services and resources with your neighbors to help relieve congestion in town.

    Drive VERY defensively! If you must drive, use the utmost care and patience. Traffic lights are not all working consistently. Treat non-working traffic lights like four-way stops. Drive slower than the speed limit to allow for reaction to road hazards or debris.


  1. What an awful spot to be in. You will make the right decision, though. I can tell you're thinking things through carefully.

    People are crazy when it comes to storm damage. We had a massive tornado in 2005 (the day my son was born, actually) and the next day we heard of stupid people who were "sight seeing" the damage.

    Thinking of you & your family.

  2. What tough choices you have. I agree with Laura N that you are thinking things through smartly and I am confident you will do what is best for your family and not cause harm to the community.

  3. ya....not sure why people take joy in seeing other peoples destroyed things....I have been on the recieving end of that :(