I composed this post on Sunday evening from Lambda Center. I scheduled it for publishing at 0500 today. We still don't have electricity at our home and have no idea when it will be restored. Most of Houston is without power.
Here's a couple of pictures I took with my cell phone during the storm. The one on the right is a palm leaf draped over a power line.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that very few people in Texas were killed or injured during Hurricane Ike; unfortunately, that was not the story in the Caribbean
that on Saturday evening, I went to Lambda Center early (6pm) for an 8pm speaker meeting. There were about 12 others sitting in the lobby chatting and telling war stories (from the Hurricane) and we decided to have an impromptu AA meeting. It was great and was a poingnant reminder of the "we" of the meeting. This continued all day and night Sunday. There were at least 100 people who came and went through the doors of Lambda during the course of the day. People who had no electricity at home. They came and charged their cell phones and brought their laptops. Some brought food so it would not go to waste. Some cooked pasta for whoever wanted or needed to eat. Hayden and I spent about 12 hours there. The fellowship and comraderie were almost magical.
that I met some of my new neighbors on Saturday as we as we all got out and helped each other clean up the debris from the street
The wishbone will never replace the backbone.