Friday, October 28, 2005
  i'm alive!
and no, i don't have electricity!  still!
i'm over on the west coast.  i had been going crazy - we've had some really great weather during the day, but it's been freezing at night and we've been under a 7-p.m. curfew.. oh, and my tire went flat so i'm basically stranded at my house.  by thursday night, i was tired of reading by candlelight and talking to the cats so ed came and rescued me.  we came here to his parents' yesterday and i enjoyed my first hot shower since sunday!  :D
all is well.. life is definitely different right now.  no work, no hot food, no damn dunkin donuts coffee.. i basically two days without eating because cold soup had just completely lost its appeal.  but it's been gorgeous outside!  like a mini vacation, only.. camping.. in your house.  :D 
we'll see if my work has power by monday.  if so, i have some pictures to upload then.  i slept through the worst part of the hurricane, after staying up ALL NIGHT on sunday, but i did still manage to get some shots at around 6-7 a.m. and then at 11 a.m.  lots of trees down.. worse in ed's neighborhood.. everything there is ruined.  i hope turty made it ok!
take care y'all.. i'll hopefully be around next week.  (although they say it could take until nov. 22 to get everyone's power restored.. ha ha ha.  ah well, at least i'll have a cheap FPL bill this month!)
Glad to see you are safe and that Ed rescued you! That was nice of him!
nicer than that fire guy, what's his name? it's been so long.....
Glad to hear you are safe and sounding very could be blooming???? giggle giggle
I'm happy to hear that you are safe and sound! Can't wait to see your pictures. Enjoy your mini-vacation!
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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