I just wanted to here state how grateful I am for the gift of electricity. Having been without it for two days now, I realize how very fortunate and blessed I am to take electricity for granted most of the time. Thank you, Ike, for helping me be more appreciative!

As a "thank you" gift, I am going to donate the cost of one week's electricity to hurricane victims in the southern states via the Red Cross. You can use your cellphone to donate $5 to the Disaster Relief Fund by texting the keyword "GIVE" to "2HELP" (24357). Donations will appear on monthly bills or be debited from a prepaid account balance.

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Blogger Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

any idea when they will be able to restore the power grid? I heard it may take weeks .. I hope you don't go without for that long..

it's nice that you donated something to relief.. we donated $50.00 back for Katrina.. I hope it was put to good use..

16/9/08 13:51  
Blogger laura b. said...

Oh, it is so hard to be without electricity. I hope you get yours back soon.

And that is a great way to collect donations!

16/9/08 18:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luckily, I was spared the power outage. Mine flickered a little bit, but never went out. I hope it comes back soon.

16/9/08 18:55  
Blogger MrManuel said...

Yes, I can't imagine the people who might be without it for a week or so.

16/9/08 19:15  
Anonymous evilesb138 said...

a nice thought

I experienced several power outages and I was OK with them so long they did not last longer than 24 hours...after that though it is frustrating.

17/9/08 05:12  
Blogger k_sra said...

Day three and counting. The power company predicts by Friday. We have already offloaded half of our fridge and freezer contents to a fmaily-member with power, the rest went in the dumpster. Add to that, no hot water (= no showers) and no cellphone coverage (=no phone) It'sa bit uninhabitable at my place right now... that and my husband leaves for a business trip today. So color me frustrated. :P

17/9/08 07:33  
Blogger Tara said...

Oh yuck, let there be light! I can manage without electricity for maybe a day or two, but after that I start feeling frustrated. "Frustration is...loss of electricity."

17/9/08 08:42  
Blogger Churlita said...

As someone who has benefited from the Red Cross efforts after a tornado, I can assure that they are amazing and worth donating to.

17/9/08 10:28  
Blogger k_sra said...

Thanks, Churlita. I know we are not the "hard hit" area up here in northeast ohio, but i'm feeling a bit overwhelmed living in a building with 200 some residents and no power. Across the hall (on the top floor) is a man in a wheelchair who hasn't left his apartment since Sunday. no elevator = no leaving. It's nuts.

Tara: write the book! : )

18/9/08 09:13  

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