Well Amigos, The Red Man sends Paw Snaps and Twirls to all of you for your kind bark backs and well wishes during the past several days which we were just able to see a few minutes ago due to interrupted utility services. As the old woman Slow is fond of saying, one day this computer age will come crashing down around us when nobody can sign on to anything and then what can we do…turns out not much.
(huge pine tree crashed into neighbor’s yard and knocked down power lines)
For two days men from the neighboring town of Sumter and the neighboring state of North Carolina, as well as several local teams, worked to bring Casa de Canterbury back from Lost in Space to Found on Facebook. We are grateful to these men for their hard work above and beyond the call of duty and send Mega Paw Snaps and Twirls from The Red Man.
Chelsea waited for crumbs from Pretty’s emergency chocolate cake in the first sunshine we’ve had since forever this afternoon while the men worked all around us.
Which way did the cake go?
Don’t know, don’t care
As the past two nights fell around us, the men worked, Slow sipped adult beverages and Pretty, bless her heart, kept smiling.
Spike was spooked – who’s surprised?
So Sports Fans, all’s well that ends well, as The Red Man is fond of saying, and I, for one, will rest better tonight knowing that my night-light is burning once again. On the other paw, many of our amigos and amigas in the Columbia area and across our state are not so lucky. We will be thinking of them tonight and hoping for better days and nights for all very soon.
Get me outta here, Percy…now I lay me down to sleep…etc.
Between the smile and the cake it looks like things are getting better over there! Thanks for the update!
Yes, things are getting better for us – but for some of our neighbors – not doing well. There’s been a really remarkable coming together of people in this tragedy – just like with bringing the Confederate Flag down. 2015 will not go down as a good year for South Carolina, but we must be resilient!
Thanks for continuing to remember all of us here…The Red Man will try to update…:)
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Sheila, I just saw it on the news tonight. It looks very very bad and yet there is so little coverage of it. Why is that? It seems that your state is being ignored. But the bringing down of the Confederate Flag was a wonderful feat, I think!That is to S. Carolina’s credit that it was accomplished, the governor was in favor of doing it, and the majority of people supported it. Right?
Worrying about Chelsea and all the other animals of SC.
News cycles kind of come and go, I think, so while the coverage decreases at the national level because things here remain much the same, I have to say we have seen great stories on local news of the outpouring of support from around the country. Honestly, the first responder crews have driven here from everywhere, and that’s been a super help in the rescue, and now recovery, efforts. Really wonderful.
Unfortunately, as for the Confederate flag issue, the governor (and much of the politically conservative state) wasn’t interested in lowering the flag until the Mother Emmanuel Church massacre earlier in Charleston at the hands of the young gunman who spewed racist venom while waving the Confederate flag in a video discovered after his arrest. That event changed the hearts of most of the state including our elected officials who came to understand the painful statement the flag made to so many citizens – and took it down and removed it to a museum which is where it always belonged.
Chelsea is lying next to me in my office as we speak, and she seemed just a tiny bit better yesterday, so we are holding our breaths that she will have a good day today.
The Red Man will keep you posted!!
Thank you for checking on us!! We appreciate you and your friendship more thank you know…
power outage sends my momwithoutpaws up the wall, she misses the click of her computer, she likes writing her short stories and she does that till the battery runs down, then she gets pen and paper and keeps scribbling till it is too dark to write. I just get bored or go with dadwithoutpaws outside and run around
I’m afraid the old woman Slow is much like your momwithoutpaws – she’s been a basket case without her computer and related accessories!! Not to mention her comfort TV shows…you and I have the better plan, I think! 🙂
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Glad it’s all sorted now. Adult beverages sound like the best medicine 😀
Thanks so much, Annie…we are grateful to be sorted, believe me. We are way behind in our Reader readings so hope you and yours are traveling safely tonight. We will catch up with you soon…
My human mommy sends paw snaps and twirls of her own to Pretty for maintaining that beautiful smile through it all. She says that she would not have been such a good sport. (Just between us, I can vouch for that. She does like her creature comforts . . . and ice in her adult beverages.) Our hearts break for the people of South Carolina and all that you are going through. We saw this morning that the big game has been moved to Baton Rouge. I think I can safely say that the Gamecocks and their fans will receive a warm welcome and the invitation to join the Tiger faithful in some yummy tailgating refreshments. After all, we do know a thing or two about flooding and game-time venue changes down here. This too shall pass . . . eventually.
We heard Coach Spurrier talking about moving the game to Baton Rouge Saturday, and he said he definitely felt it was the right decision for everyone and that he appreciated LSU being supportive and welcoming. I wish the old woman Slow and Pretty could come tailgate with the Tiger faithful, too – maybe another year. Thank you for the kind words – this is another blow for the people of our state. This has not been a good year for us up in here.
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So very glad you’ll are ok!
THANKS!!! Stay close…give each other lots of paw snaps and twirls tonight!!! 🙂
I was reading Luanne’s comment and didn’t realise what was going on in S Carolina as well. Not much news of it here Down Under 😦 I hope all is well now xxxx
Thanks so much, Dianne. We had another big rain yesterday and that’s created more trouble for our recovery efforts. We still have no potable water at Casa de Canterbury and a number of other small issues, but we were so LUCKY compared to many of our neighbors and friends so we refuse to complain. Our state was devastated for a second time in 2015. The first was the massacre in the Charleston church earlier this year…and now a flood of historical proportions. It hasn’t been an easy year for us, but we move forward. I am proud of the way we have responded in both situations. Thanks for thinking of us during trying times!