There was a brief, BUT very powerful, storm in DC area yesterday (SUN, 7/25). There was no electricity in the house from 4 p.m. onwards. Our neighbor’s aunt was locked out of the house, so she came to hang out w/ us for a while. (The nabes had gone off to an event.) I felt bad b/c we ONLY had little 4 stubby little candles (and I was in a cranky mood)! This lady, who looked young and in good shape for her age, immigrated to the US just 3 yrs ago from Gazipur (a village). Back in Bangladesh, she raised 2 kids (now grown and settled). In recent years, her husband and both in-laws passed away. She had to wait 10 yrs to get the visa to join her relatives! Luckily, ALL her brothers and sisters are in the West (Canada and US). These days, she’s working and trying to become more of an “independant” person.
I went to bed around 10 p.m. and listened to the iPod nano radio until midnight. I woke up at 3:30 a.m. for a few mins. and saw that the electricity was back. In the morning, I saw that several trees were uprooted; one big tree blocked a road. The storm caused most damage in Montgomery County, MD. (On NPR this morning, I heard that VA folks didn’t have it so bad, except some rural parts of Loudon County.)
But here’s something COOL…
A few weeks ago, a lady named Muriel, who manages Diego Hartfield’s official web site, contacted me about using my ’08 US Open photos of Diego. Those photos are now on the site!
What I’m currently reading:
Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez
What I’m currently watching:
Lark Rise to Candleford (Series 2)
Quantum Leap (Season 3)
The Tudors (Season 2)
All the best,