500 Year Flood: Hard Lessons Part 2

Day 4 of the 500 year flood. How to deal with whining tenant while you’re working almost to exhaustion.

We’re into Day 4 of the dubbed ‘500 Year Flood’ and it’s getting rougher.

Cleanup is excruciating hard as the real work begins.

I mentioned in my last post that our phone has been ringing off the hook.  Well, that was mainly from one tenant (6 logged phone calls ) and he is one of our luckiest who is in pretty good shape.

But when the city comes within inches of losing the last water treatment plant and some people are bailing out crawl spaces with buckets because they don’t have pumps it’s not business as usual.  And on top of that we just found out it’s mating season for snakes.

Another lesson learned: You can’t depend upon the government when you’re having a disaster.  I guess some of us figured that out with Katrina, but this administration isn’t totally on the ball either.  First, they have to declare your area a disaster area.

I don’t know, but it looks like that should be obvious from the videos and pictures coming in.  How long does it take?

So churches and kind strangers have stepped in and their help is much appreciated because they add a little extra loving care to go with it. I  don’t think a bureaucratic  slow government can compete with that, really.

So it’s back to work for now.  As the  Grand Ole Opry leaves it’s flooded Opry House, we know we can’t whine and cry about it, we have to make the most of it.

“It’s not a place, it’s a show,” says the manager.

He’s right and as our show continues, we’ll keep you posted.

Opryland Hotel filling with water during Nashville Flood

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