Monday, August 16, 2004

We Survived Hurricane Charley

I had to work on Friday, but got off at 1:00PM, hurricane Charley took a turn to the east at 1:30PM and was on a direct path for us in Central Florida. When I got home, my wife had turned our walk-in closet into a hurricane shelter, and we started watching the storm on the news as it moved towards Central Florida.

The storm was upgraded to a category 3 hurricane shortly before it made landfall with sustained winds of 145 mph. It made land fall at Port Charlotte and move northeast towards the Orlando area. By the time the storm got to us it was downgraded to a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 to 80 mph and wind gusts up to 110 mph. We continued to watch the news till the power went out for the last time at 10:00PM.

We went out Saturday morning to survey the damage, there are many trees and power lines down we will be without power till at least August 19th. We are using candles and flashlights at night, and have a ice cooler for our food. Most of the gas stations are running out of gas, and the stores are getting low on ice, but at least we survived hurricane Charley and are alive to talk about it. The News-Press has a special report on their web site about hurricane Charley: click here

Monday, August 09, 2004

Welcome Back Joe Gibbs!!

The first preseason game of the 2004 season is here and gone, and the Redskins were happy about the outcome. After Denver tied the score late, Washington went right back down the field, led by QB Tim Hasselbeck, and took home a 20-17 victory in the Hall of Fame game.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

A Quiz!

Part 1
  • 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
  • 2. Name the last five Heismann trophy winners.
  • 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
  • 4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
  • 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor or actress.
  • 6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do? Now try Part 2

  • 1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
  • 2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
  • 3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
  • 4. Think of four people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
  • 5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
  • 6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

Did you do better? None of us remember the headliners of yesterday. The people you'll remember are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the biggest awards. They are the ones who care.