Well, I’m sure you will agree that the voice of Ernie is better than no Ernie at all. Let me introduce myself as Ernie has asked me to blog for him until he can connect again. He feels very strongly about keeping all his friends, family and readers abreast of whats going on and especially to let you all know that he’s OK. My name is Raya – Raya Sunshine – as in, that’s what I hope to be. I have never aspired to be a blogger (and likely after this we will all know why) so I’ll do my best to pass information along.
It’s day two and they’re still doing OK. They have some generator power that is helped keep gadgets charged and a small lamp provided some light last night. They have a radio that’s keeping them somewhat informed. Ernie found it particularly funny that an advert came on letting listeners know just who to call to report "power outages" – but he wondered who to call to report a a power "innage" – should there be one. We laughed at the likelihood of that.
NEWSFLASH: Making a break for it. At this point he is looking to escape the city – we are working in concert with state hotlines (if we can get thru), the news, the Internet and The Only Vincent to see if we can work him out of there somehow. Most roads are closed, water is rising and it’s just getting uglier. If anyone can comment on open roads, known (and safe) escape routes throughout the NW side of the city, please post asap. Helicopter anyone?