Well, this is going to be the WAY short version because I have not slept in 3 days.
So, Charley comes through and tears up florida. Being in a hurricane prone area ourselves we hold a staff meeting and decide that we should help. I get the call to quarterback the expidition and off I go. Lead a convoy of over 55 trucks into Florida.
We got over 220 familys in the dry. BAM, here comes Francis. We haul tail up north and wait it out, once again I lead another 40 trucks back into the area (Was kinda neat, we where in a HUGE convoy of Nat. Guard, Cleco and Entergy. Nothing like being in between to big ole hummers)
So, to date we have gotten countless families in the dry, 2 hospitals, 9 schools , 1 FD and numerous other public buildings.
So, you may be asking yourselves "Casper, what in the world are you doing at home when there is so much work left to be done"? Well... I am friggen boarding up my home in anticipation of Ivan. I will be working through the night to get my home ready, then I will bring my family over to Houston sometime tommorrow afternoon. We will ride it out there, till thursday probably, depending on what Mr. Ivan decides to do.
After that, who knows. I have some serious un-finished business in Florida right now. And its a full time job trying to keep my crews in one place now that a storm threat is upon us.
Its kind of discouraging to me. I am trying my god awfull hardest to do some good and I just can't get it done in time. In the last few weeks I have been robbed at gunpoint, fallen off of 2 roofs and sprained more muscles than I thought I had. Now I have to deal with Ivan....
So.... I guess we take our licks as they are given, and I will be ready to rebuild and help all those in need.
I am truely sorry for my absence but there are many people out there who are greatly in need, and I am trying to do my part.
I pray all of you are safe from this storm.