I know you hail from (wait a minute, who says "hail from" anymore); I know you come from the St. Louis area. If you have any family left in the area, how did they fare in last weeks storms? I was blessed; my power was only out for 40 minutes, on for three hours, off 11 hours, on 24 hours and then off for 5 hours and been back since Friday afternoon. Now, if we can just get through the next several days of predicted storms wihout more storm damage.
One nice thing to see is how much people come to help. On Sunday I saw a line of like 10 Electric Company vehicles from North Carolina here. I mean, it must have taken them like 30 hours to get here. They're not exactly neighbors.