I should whine more often. The gods must not like it. The sun has been out since I posted my last entry. I just hope that it stays out for the weekend. I have cabin fever. Sure, I get out during the week for work but when it's raining like it was last weekend, I keep my butt home unless I absolutely have to go out.
Even though it's no longer raining, my commute to work has not improved. The route I normally take to work is still closed. I tried it yesterday because I didn't hear it mentioned as a closure on the morning news. I made it part way and passed a house that is collapsed on itself. I wish I had my camera. It's a wild thing to see. It looks like a giant came and stepped on it. I was going to try that route today to capture a picture but the road that they redirect you to is closed now. According to the news this morning, it is breaking away from the mountain.
First it was the hurricanes in Florida, then the bizarre snow fall in Texas, the Tsunami, and now this. When I talk to my brother Andy, he seems to try to attach it to something like the corruption of the ozone, or maybe something more ominous. But, I personally don't. It's just nature. We have scientists who study the weather and all that other stuff and I think it has made us think that we have control over something we really don't. We are on a living planet. Weather, earthquakes, and other natural disasters might be more predictable but we can't control them. It's these things that occur that change the dynamics of the planet we call home. It's been happening since the beginning of time. I think we should show more respect for what we really don't know but also acknowledge what we do know. For instance, I feel sorry for the people here who have lost their homes but they build them into the sides of mountains in a region that is a desert which is plagued by earthquakes and wild fires. When heavy rains hit, the land will shift. These are million dollar homes that are being wiped out and next year people will go back to the same spot and build again. I feel more sorry for those affected by the Tsunami. A lot of those people aren't on beach front property by choice, it's because the ocean is all they have to eek out a living. They don't have insurance and fat bank accounts to rebuild. They've been displaced and don't know where family members are or where their next meal is coming from, let alone where they'll be living next week, or next year.
I don't hear as much about the Tsunami victims on the news since this mess started out here in California. Let us not forget who really needs our help.