On Sep 4, 5:45*pm, "Paco" <p...@taco.not> wrote:
> ...here in Southern Vermont. *Irene kicked our butts. *My family and home
> were fortunate; *power was out for 40 hours. *No big deal, we've goneas
> long as 5 days. *We packed the refrigerated items we'd need (milk, butter,
> etc) into coolers and stocked up on ice, filled the tub for toilet flushing,
> filled all of our large pots for drinking, cooking, etc. *But surrounding
> areas were, and some, still are, devastated. *Houses and roads gone. *Folks
> stranded for days. *Supplies being airlifted in by the National Guard.
> Patients being medivac'ed out. *Spent the week helping folks out.
> Except on Friday. *On Friday we had to take our son's 16 year old Dalmatian
> (our son is in the Navy) for one last visit. *She had stopped eating dry
> food, then stopped eating canned food (yuck, but we tried for her). *Then
> she stopped eating the chicken and rice we cooked for her. *Then hardly
> drank any water. *3 different vets said her time had come. *It was a very
> sad day. *But Freckles is comfortable now.
> And now (Sunday, 8:30 PM, Eastern) we're in the middle of a string of
> thunderstorms. *Tub is full. *Pots are full. *They're predicting upto 7
> inches of rain by Tuesday night. *Here we go again.
> -- *
Damn....I'm so sorry. I think the dog would have been the biggest
heartbreak of all......or having to tell your son.