Scotties Toy Box

September 9, 2017

I feel special and lucky

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 19:57

I cant go into much detail at Rn’s request, however I am very lucky.   When I got to the place we were to take shelter, We went to the lounge and it was packed with peoples stuff and every seat was taken with a butt.  SOmeone got me a chair and I enjoyed talking with people I knew and meeting their loved ones.  However I was limited to my ability to access my pad and news.  So I was happy when Ron managed to get us a room, a place that was just us and he slept in a recliner while I had a table for my pad, my phone, and even my laptop.  Side note on laptop, the charger shorted out so I wont be using it, which I miss but I have Ron’s older IPad to use if I want.   THen I went twice to the place they were serving food and it was five across lines for a huge length.  I couldn’t do it for the food offered.  Again the place I was at was doing the very best they could and the people deserve credit.  They had planned for a third of the people they had to deal with and they were doing their best to keep everyone fed.  WHen Ron got up to get ready for his shift, he went and got us both plates of food.  Then he had me wait in a crowded lounge while he checked things out.  HE got me a private Ron like I had in the place he is working.   SO I am sitting here watching the news with one of Ron’s co-workers who has been up two days, while I sit in a chair with a nice table tell you all this while I look out the windows.   I am safe.  I am fed.  I have comfort.  I hope my cats are OK, and so is James.   

Just saw the news.  At where my home is the wind is expected to be 134 MPH.  THe water surge ( if you googled the infor in the comments then you see I am backed up to. 

Now that I have explained why I am grateful for that I want to tell you what really got to me.   Last night as we lay down together to drift off to sleep Ronnie started to tell me how he just couldn’t live with it if something happened to me.  I new right then that in the morning, this morning Ron would ask me to change my mind and go with him regardless of the cats.  He also Knew my love for those cats.   But I knew he was upset because he did not sleep and thinking I was sleeping he got up half way throes the night.   This morning at Five Thirty Ron asked me if I would get up and listen to him.  I agreed and asked him to make coffee and he already did and brought me a hot cup of good tasting morning joe.   He said James had talked to his girlfriend who wanted him to stay with her as her parents would be gone and she did not want to be alone.  Her home was higher than ours, more east, and a block construction which would stand more than our home.   James would take the cats with him.   That left me free to again go with Ron to the place we had originally planned and it turned out Ron had kept my reservation for.  

So now looking back on it I have to say I am very lucky tonight as I watch the rain pelt the reinforced windows in the dark night. I have warm air conditioned shelter with TV, comfortable seating, electric with back up generators, and I have eaten.   I know a seriously large number of people don’t have this and are scared for their very lives.  I do wish I could help them.   Be well everyone.   Hugs


  1. Such warmth this gives me and comfort in knowing you and yours are safe, may things continue going as well as they can for you

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    Comment by Cory Melancon — September 9, 2017 @ 20:16

  2. I am pleased you are safe and I am sure your cats will also be.

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    Comment by thespiritkeeper — September 9, 2017 @ 20:19

    • Thank you. I will let everyone know what information I can get as I get it. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — September 10, 2017 @ 08:58

  3. This is the kind of situation that brings the mensch out, you’ve written a very human piece here, Scottie. After reading ‘dazed’ I feared for the immediate worst-case scenario and am most relieved to read this update yet today. Of course tomorrow brings that dreadnought of a storm in the real — there’s not a whit any of us can do about it, so let’s tuck it safely into ‘the things I cannot change’ folder. Joining all and each with hugs all around then 🙂

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    Comment by Bill Ziegler — September 9, 2017 @ 21:02

  4. Stay safe and know your spirit and optimism will undoubtedly help those hunkered down with you. 🙂

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    Comment by Notes To Ponder — September 10, 2017 @ 01:36

    • How did you know. I use to work here in the very units I am staying on. I found my old bosses and offered to help anyway I legally could. I let my license go when I was so ill so I cant do healthcare, but I can do other stuff, run errands and move stuff. I even know how to run most of the machines and all of the desk. But they moved all the PTs in to the interior of the hospital and gave us workers and families the outer rooms

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      Comment by Scottie — September 10, 2017 @ 08:51

    • I hope you and yours are safe also. You were going to stay put in a block home Right? Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — September 10, 2017 @ 08:52

  5. I am just getting up this morning and it’s a lovely, windless day here. I read your message first, Scottie, and am so glad you are safe and secure. I have some urchins coming so all hell will break loose here later, though. . 🙂 xxx

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    Comment by Carmen — September 10, 2017 @ 06:27

    • I love that life goes on and has positives. You put the prospective perfect Carmen. Even if..and I done care for this if, but if I had done the totally dumb thing of staying and died, there are children here who are safe and will go on. The littlest totters dancing around don’t understand and this is one big huge adventure sleep over with food and fun and friends. Live is wonderful in its resources . People can be grand. Keep letting me know how your day is, I like the idea of fun family stuff right now. Best to all the family. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — September 10, 2017 @ 08:49

  6. Oh how great is Ron?! He loves you so much, and your kitties will be safe too, which is massively important I know as I’d never leave Rosie behind either. I didn’t realise you were so close to this horrendous danger , so I’m relived you are both in a shelter and safe. Much love and hugs dear Scottie and Ron and the kitties. x

    – Esme Cloud sending positive vibes from across the world.

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    Comment by Esme upon the Cloud — September 10, 2017 @ 07:26

  7. Scottie, DO keep us up to date. We will be wondering/worrying about you and yours. I’m so glad you are hunkered down and spreading your good cheer around; one thing about it – you’ll probably make more friends during your ‘captivity’!!
    The urchins have arrived and have commandeered my ‘devices’. .. at least it’s quiet. I kicked one off my laptop so I could check my messages. . . 🙂 Oh and it’s perpetual snack time while they’re here.

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    Comment by Carmen — September 10, 2017 @ 09:49

  8. So glad to hear you are in a safe place. You are so special in that you can see the collateral beauty of this hideous thing bearing down on you all; Your Ron caring so much about you; children and families together where they can be safe; neighbors helping neighbors, priorities getting set straight. I will continue to follow your words of wisdom and authenticity… hugs back to you.

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    Comment by Barbara Carlson — September 10, 2017 @ 10:20

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