Monday, September 05, 2005
Hurricane and my job
I work for a communications company- my job is primarily providing communications offshore on oil rigs and things of that nature.... As you can imagine, we got hit pretty hard by the storm. We have been super busy for the last week trying to restore communications to all the places that lost them... Luckily, I wasn't on call thru last week... but Today, that changed. I am now on call until next Monday. So... I went and picked up the laptop and cell phone that my job requires and came home- it's a holiday, you know? But I will be chained to the desk here at the house. Fun fun fun.... We were going to volunteer over the weekend to help out all the folks who were in town... But I think everybody else had the same idea. We called a lot of places to see what they needed... They were actually turning people away. It's a great thing to see- more people want to help out than there is a need for. I saw donations places turning things away too. So we decided to step back for a couple of weeks... Let the initial wave of giving calm down, and volunteer when the need is still there but the public excitement about it has died down. These folks won't get to go home for a long time.... I hope the people who are volunteering now are still there a month from now. I won't even go into how ridiculous I think people look who are making political issues out of all this. It's not politics folks... it's helping out your fellow citizens. Anyway- I hope everybody is having a great labor day. I hope you all have found what you can do to help out those who need it. Even if it's just a little, every little bit helps!