Just Heather
At a Loss

It feels sort of surreal to be writing about little tragedies in my own mundane life when so many are dealing with catastrophe. I’m not sure what more I can do, though, short of donating more money I don’t have. I did send a little bit to a fund some girlfriends started for someone we know who was personally affected.

Her entire first floor flooded this spring in a storm. She just got it cleaned up, everything replaced, and moved back in a couple months ago. It now sits under 11 feet of water. At least she and her family are safe, but they now own nothing more than they grabbed on the way to her sister’s house. She’s one of the lucky ones. They have insurance, and though it will take time, everything will be replaced and rebuilt eventually. Still, I can’t imagine losing every, single thing you ever owned.

My problems will just have to wait.

3 Responses to “At a Loss”

  1. Great post! Great blog! 🙂

  2. I’m numb, at a loss. And embarassed that my country, the richest and most powerful nation in the world, can’t do even a half-assed job saving those people.

    If the Dems have any spine, all they need to do in 2006 is show clips of the misery interspersed with quotes from fuckwits like Chertoff and Hastert with a tagline, “Why do Republicans hate America?”

  3. I am with you….there are no words for the total despair that these people muct be feeling…