Hi, all, I have so missed my new family today as our electricity has been off, TV and computer kapoot too! Today as been almost overwhelming as our small town has lost 9 businesses downtown, and the worst one was our Wellness Center!!
We were fianlly able to get down town, the main fires were finally out, the TV camera trucks were there, the bedraggled firmen in the streets, police, sherrifs from various towns—-large canister of water and towels—looked like new ones from some of our local stores! Three of our firemen were taken to our local hospital, one is being kept over night, with heat exhaustion—
A trash truck backed over a gas meter and EXPLODED! The young man that was in and out of the passengers side, was burned terribly, the blast lifted the concrete in the alley behind our main street businesses, dropping the truck in a large hole,and the black smoke rolled for hours. The aging truck driver jumped out and pulled the younger man out of the hole of flames, had broken ribs and a punctured lung, was rushed to our local hosp. (where I used to work so I can immagine the chaos!) then air lifted to Wichita, where he has been repaired and will be OK.
My EMOTIONS were running high! I was sympathizing with the little old ladies that came down there 3 days a week, and exercised and socialized, (just theis morning!)as they would lose their spouses, or such, just aging, we had so much fun and lots in common!
Well, you know me by now, I am afraid—I was so concerned over those little old women, I knew that I would be OK, as I have exercised there until I am in better shape than some. Two calloused women (to me) commented "Oh, it will turn out OK< we need to re-do down town anyway!" Well, some of our buildings were over 100 years old and had been painted and fixed up, one business, a shoe and suit store, the owners were preparing to retire! But not like this! They were also devastated.
Now I can understand everyone's grief—-better to acknowledge it NOW than bottle it up and have it explode later on!
Well, these 2 women kept going on, "You had better adjust quickly in this day and age, or—" I flung out, OH< PRUNES! Shouldn't we show some compassion and understanding for these poor folks, they have lost their livelyhood, their place of comfort in exercising and visiting—I finally strongly stated
So now I am really STRESSED, wanting to eat every chocolate thing in site—-our exercise place is gone and once more, I am on my own, as are others! So about the time I get my BS under control—-here we go again—-I am a strongly emotional person, and for the life of me I cannot understand why so many others are so callous and selfish!!!!
Tomorrow we go down town and view what is left of our main street—at least it just took out one side of the middle block, try to cope more quietly and serenly—-you may have gathered that is really NOT my cup of TEA! I care TOO much for others—some at least! I need to check my BS before I go to bed, but am really not in the mood, but guess I had better get there! Right???! hugs to all! Pat Roth
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