One advantage to the flood clear-out: A new box for Bugs. Here he is inspecting the open house.
A friend writes with a great disaster-idea from her family in Virginia. There the tornados were nowhere near as bad as elsewhere. They took out a school nevertheless. I want to pass this idea along to you pretty much as my friend told it to me. I couldn’t improve on her writing. Here it is, in its entirety:
“The tornado in Virginia was so mild compared with AL and other states. My family is OK, but there was much devastation in a town down the road . . . . A graduate student of education doing an internship in Gloucester (where the tornado hit) went to work – no school there anymore . . . .
“Of course, I don’t even know where you would start with entire sections of towns gone, but I suppose someone closer to the event might know . . . . When my brother lost his house in the CA wildfires, I sent boxes of clothes and also random things that bring back some small sense of home – framed pictures I had of us, mugs with coffee and tea, books, toys and activity sets for the kids, specialty food items, hair accessories, cookware, even bras & underwear . . . you won’t usually get from FEMA or charities. They were shell-shocked for a long time, but I think those things make a difference. Overwhelming to consider on the larger scale, but perhaps easier when smaller groups get together . . . .”
So, friends, I had a look around the Amazon website. It looks like what happens is, you set up the registry. Then you shop around the Net and add stuff to the wish list. Friends then access the list and buy you the stuff.
This is the sequence of clicks, if you want to check it out for yourself: Amazon.com –> Gifts and Wish Lists –> Wish List (or also wedding or baby registry, I’m not sure which is best to use).
And remember the small sense of home.
I’ll close this with snaps of Bugs getting used to his new small home.
The purrenial favorite plaid-ball stood up to the challenge. Remember the plaid-ball from a while back?
Still good for some carnage.
::The prize is mine::