Yesterday I went to the doctor to have him check out a bump on the bridge of my nose underneath where my glasses rest. Turns out it's skin cancer. Not a biggie, but still another nuisance that I have to deal with. Of course they're reminding me to slather on the sun screen, but I hate the stuff. Isn't a hat enough? Jeez!
Looks like it's "sink or swim" time for FEMA, pardon the pun. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is responsible for coordinating federal, state, and local response to national emergencies, such as hurricane Sandy. (The actual work of putting things back right again still falls to the governors and the states.)
They botched it big time after hurricane Katrina all but destroyed New Orleans. Now we'll see if they've learned anything since. Any time there's a federal bureaucracy involved I'm skeptical. I hope I'm wrong.
The images coming out of the aftermath of the storm are incredible. The cleanup looks like an impossible task. Where do you start? They showed how things were down in the underground subways. Yuck! I can't imagine how long it will take to get it put back like it was before, if they can at all.
Looks like unemployment in the area will fall to near zero for years to come, just by putting everyone to work hauling off debris. For building material suppliers I'm sure they'll be producing stuff as fast as they can to replace what was destroyed, which will mean upward pressure on material prices nationwide. Yes, we'll ALL probably feel it with every trip to Home Depot.
Wouldn't it be great to have things all going our way, smoothly, as planned, even if only for a few days? What was it SNL's Roseanne Roseannadanna said?....It's always something! *sigh*