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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Yeah, this is pretty much how Houston feels...

...after 72 hours of uninterrupted hurricane warning/preparedness and fear-mongering on all the local TV stations. At times, searching for something to say before the storm struck, reporters were reduced to statements like: "There are many cars driving by, some with people in them." There was almost a race for which local reporters could lose their baseball caps in the wind that finally came up on Galveston Island. It was a constant drumbeat of impending apocalypse for three days, and then apocalypse went elsewhere. And so, today, I receive this photo with the following e-mail message:

*Subject:* FW: 2005 Hurricane Rita Storm Damage in Houston

With all the news lately about Hurricane Katrina, we shouldn't forget that Houston has had it's share of devastating weather also.

The attached photo illustrates the damage caused to a home when Hurricane Rita passed through the Houston area a couple of days ago. It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take life for granted!!!

If we didn't laugh, we'd get mad at somebody.


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