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Chasing The American Dream

October 29, 2005


Saturday, 10/29/05 8:00 a.m.
I'm here at Starbucks writing and posting away, iced coffee in hand. No power at home, but life is good.

6:03 p.m.
I'm posted out. You're caught up. I see a Pei-Wei restaurant which, I think, is a fast food version of PF Changs. I'm in. I got an email that there will be work on Monday. I'll keep you posted.


  • What a riveting account. Thanks for posting this. After the edges of Hurricane Isabel struck my parent's house (in Maryland) we were out of power for 8 days. We had no damage, but I remember how annoyed I was by the power outtage. Obviously, it was paradise compared to what you're going through. Good luck and hang in there. I hope ice gets there soon.

    By Blogger Gatsby, at 9:44 PM, October 29, 2005  

  • wow, it's a jungle out there! I like to think I played a small part in the scheme of things...being a lifeline of sorts to you via text messages. Especially mapquesting and texting the location of where to get ice. Chin up bro....

    By Blogger vrmtldy, at 10:03 PM, October 29, 2005  

  • Hi Todd,
    You've really written a rivetting experience of your hour-to-hour journey during this hurricane. Believe me, once I started reading your Wilma Description- Day 1, I had to read all the parts, till Day 6, non-stop. The pictures in flickR were also like (A picture says a 1000 words).
    Hope your doing fine now. Your blog is really good. Hope the situation in your state gets back to normal as soon as possible.

    Niraj (Mumbai, India)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:40 AM, October 30, 2005  

  • Email about work? Are you sure it came through? Just kidding.

    I am glad you are all okay there. No power and Cold showers are good for the soul. Like rain, they let you know your alive.

    By Blogger Sass, at 4:19 PM, October 30, 2005  

  • Thanks for sharing your Wilma experience/ Its quite interesting and having never lived outside of the state of Minnesota I really have no concept of this type of storm. Nor the damage it can incur. Where are the pictures? I dont see any when I open your blog up. I am glad you finally have lights. Keep us posted PT. Be safe!!

    By Blogger Sherri, at 6:05 PM, October 30, 2005  

  • I found the pictures. I just didn't look far enough down. They are excellent pictures. Isn't it strange how a magnificent tree can be pulled up by its roots like that? Such power!! Glad you are okay PT.

    By Blogger Sherri, at 8:45 AM, October 31, 2005  

  • Niraj, thanks for the kind words and readership.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 4:47 AM, November 02, 2005  

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