Count your blessings

This from Wendi …

Feeling powerless to help, grateful to be alive and dry, and overwhelmed by the what ifs.

That probably sums up the mental state of all of us who were spared the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.

Yes, our backs may be sore from bending over to pick up branches from our yards. There may be some residual annoyance from the hours we sat around in a dark, humid house without access to TiVo. I'm still not sure who will get the leaves out of my clogged gutters.

Most of our problems will be handled in hours. The poor souls on the Gulf Coast,their lives won't return to normal for months, and even then, life will be a new sort of normal. Full column >>


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