- So today I’m supposed to be thankful. I have no home and everything I own fits into the truck of a 1999 Mercury Sable. I lost my business I’ve owned for 20 years and had to lay off 7 employees who were not just employees, they were my friends. My insurance will not even cover my mortgage so I’m broke and unemployed.
Even if I wanted to rebuild -and I had the money too- the government won’t tell me if I can or not. I’d like to get a [FEMA] trailer in my driveway but I’ve been waiting 2 months for electricity and they won’t hook up a trailer with no electricity. And today I’m supposed to be thankful? I’m having a tough time with that one.
Very tight paraphrase of an early morning caller on a local talk radio show. Whoever he was, he was speaking for thousands after Hurricane Katrina.
Where ever you are, take a minute today to stop and be grateful for what you have.