Yesterday my fellow citizens, friends and neighbors received a deadly blow that we do not yet know the extent of. Pray for them. A lot of Threepers I know are now volunteering in the search and rescue and clean-up. As for my neighborhood there was minimal damage but the power has been out for some time now and likely will be out for at least another day as the power comany reverse-triages and works on the hardest hit areas first. No impatience here, but it restricts me to posting from the library (Trussville was miraculously spared), so it will likely be light posting for a while.
As for Pittsburgh, this puts a kink in what I had planned. I cannot drive myself without using my damaged right leg to use the accelerator and my left (sans boot) to do the braking. This is clumsy and dangerous. The pool of available chauffers just dried up. Also, there's no way I can leave Rosey as long as the power is out, nor am I happy about leaving the neighborhood when while local juvies walk the streets at dark looking for targets of opportunity. Flying is out and the train is too slow and expensive. I may yet figure out a way to get there but for now my original plans for Thursday and Friday are out the window.
Will let you know tomorrow what alternate plan I can come up with. In the mean time, please be patient and don't get your hopes up.
And don't forget those prayers.