Wednesday, December 5, 2007

This used to be my playground.....

This is an overpass going over I-5 in Chehalis, WA. On the very edge of the right side of the picture, in the middle of all of the flooded buildings, you can just barely make out the roof and familiar circular sign of my favorite Starbucks.

When I drove south to California to visit my parents, this was my first caffeine refueling station. It was a little over an hour into my trip, so my mug from home would be empty, with the previous contents of said mug putting pressure on the inside of my bladder.

My friends and former co-workers are currently trying to staff and run the hospital in a city with no power and most of the roads blocked by fallen trees. There is no end in sight.

So, again with the praying; if you're one that does, please do for them.

6 comments:

Mother Jones RN said...

Those are frightening pictures. Your friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

MJ

mielikki said...

absolutely, consider it done

GuitarGirlRN said...

ugh, what a mess. How awful. Our thoughts (and Red Cross donations) are with them!

Simian said...

Wow. Hope my grandma's not flooded out (lives in Chehalis). I actually just drove that stretch right before Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

The pacific NW was hit hard. I see a lot of people crying hysterically over losing all they had. Our community is stepping up with donations and volunteers to clean it all up.
Thanks for keeping us in mind.
We'll get there.

John McElveen said...

Count on Prayers for here!

J