Monday, April 16, 2007
BACK FROM THE BL:ACKOUT!
GOD BLESS VICTIMS OF THE VIRGINIA MASSACRE ON THIS 8TH ANNIVERSARY OF COLUMBINE!
It's been awhile since I've had a blog entry, but this is the first day I've had access to the internet since the last entry on April 12th. For at 11:14 am on April 12th half of Van Nuys was hit by huge winds and a massive blackout! We were without power from 11:14 on April 12th until 6:00 am the following morning.Our nearby super market did not get their power back until 10am the same day and much food was lost! Thank goodness John had disconnected the appliances, the computer, the printer and the extra drives we have, but we did forget one thing-- the cable modem. So when the power came back on at 6am with a surge-- it fried the cable modem. We had to wait until 1pm this afternoon to obtain a new cable modem from Time Warner (yes, the AOL people) because when we called they said that they did not respond out of ordinary rotation for "acts of God" Well, looks like God takes the rap again! Oh well! So this is the first opportunity that i have had to write here. Today is the Pope's 80th birthday by the way.And it is also the birthday of Charlie Chaplin and Henry Mancini. Charlie died thirty years ago this upcoming Christmas day. Charlie wrote two amazing songs while he lived one was "Limelight" called "Smile" -- a Tony Bennett standard and also "Here is my Song" from "The Countess of Hong Kong" starring Sophia Loren. I have met Henry's daughter Fellice in the store and sold her a camera-- a very sweet lady. Have a couple of much needed days off and so will relax before going back to work on Wednesday. And may God bless the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting! Memories of Columbine continue to this day!