Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Watt gratitude...

I drove down to Jonesboro, AR to speak at the Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference yesterday. The last two hours were bouts of heavy rain and mile after mile after mile of downed powerlines and utility crews working in abysmal conditions.

At the reception last night local residents were telling me entire towns were still without power from the ice storm two weeks ago, and some customers don't expect service restored until March.

The whole are looks like it has been badly mowed with a giant BushHog set about 15' high.

When you flip the light switch on this morning, say a little thank you. And if you can spare a thought and prayer for these folks, it would be appreciated.

I will be at the Louisville Farm Machinery Show tomorrow taping USFR in the afternoon.  Stop by and say hi!

1 comment:

Karen and Joe said...

John,
Thank you for noticing the blessing of having the power on. We have been supplying emergency generators to the ice storm area and are amazed at the amount of devestation. Without sounding like a plug for having your own generator, there are a whole lot of folks who would really like to have power about now. Hope all is well with Jan, Aaron, et. al.