Sunday, September 25, 2005

Post Rita..

This one was a breeze as compared to Katrina. Gas prices have gone up only marginally around where we live – nothing in comparison to the surge we saw post Katrina, but still way above what we paid for a gallon last year around this time of the year.

It’s amazing how nature is packing in a few serious body blows – right where it matters – almost like to wake everybody up and make everybody realize how volatile oil is and how much it matters to this country – or rather – how much the country is dependent on oil.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Another One!

So there is another one heading this way. One has to wonder if the USA is the only country that is getting hit so frequently by this deadly force of nature. Seems straight out of some movie in which all the UFOs and asteroids are headed towards the USA.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Hurricane Ophelia

Ophelia update from one who has weathered a few storms.


Ophelia has been quite a lot of fun- 3 days of no school! and then we had power outage yesterday night- all night. The kids had a camp out in Dhruv's room. Today it's beautiful and still windy. We went out for a long walk to see our neighborhood. Except for a few little trees and tree limbs on the ground there is not much damage. Now Dhruv is outside, cleaning up the mess.There are a lot of leaves to be swept and picked up! We will go join him later. Two of our backyard chairs got pushed by the wind into the pool. They are in the deep end and it would be fun taking them out. Those were the only things we forgot to put inside before the hurricane. The power was back on at five in the morning and so were my kids - as they went to sleep early yesterday and also because they knew there was no school! So that's that as far as hurricane Ophelia goes. I think it pays to give them such nice names, unlike Katrina!


Mini/ Jiji

PS. Except for schools, everything else is open, so my husband had only yesterday off. Madhur is back to work today.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

It's Ophelia's turn now!

First Katrina, now Ophelia. I don’t know how they choose these names – but they sure are getting more and more exotic. Katrina’s kiss was a killer. Ophelia’s waltz seems to be slightly easier to manage. But who knows how and where she is going to land her right foot tomorrow.

What’s next? Cecilia? Or Raveena? Margaret, Mary, Martina, or God forbid, Martha?