Saturday, October 01, 2005

Bob Skinner -- Some Good News

Some of you may remember my post about how worried I was about my friend Bob Skinner, a fine writer and all-around good guy, because of the flooding in New Orleans. I don't think Bob would mind if I printed a bit of his e-mail message of yesterday, one that cheered me up immensely. It just goes to show that sometimes things do sort of work out in the way you'd hope they would. I think it'll put a smile on your face, too. Here's what Bob had to say:

"We were contacted by an inspector with Small Business Administration, met
him in Kenner yesterday at 8:00 A M, and he got us past the police
roadblocks into our neighborhood. You wouldn't believe it. It looks like a
war zone. Hundreds of trees are down everywhere, some snapped in half,
others uprooted and catapulted into homes. Debris everywhere, including
boats miles from their anchorages, ruined cars by the square yard. But we
got to our house and found several miracles in progress. Jean's studio was
totaled, ditto the living room, kitchen, and laundry room. But upstairs,
the bedroom, my study, and the attic just the way I left them, including
Jean's birthday gifts lying intact on the floor. All my books in place
without a sign of damp stain or mold."

1 comment:

Jeff Meyerson said...

That is great news. Thanks for passing it on, Bill.