Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Fences & Gates

Galveston, Texas. Aug. 2017. Hurricane Harvey. Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge

The family home in Galveston, Texas. August, 2017 ~Hurricane Harvey.

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11 thoughts on “Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Fences & Gates”

      1. I thought I got lucky with Ike. I only had to replace my roof later after I discovered the tree branch that poked a hole vertically through my roof and soaked all the drywall by the time I found it in a room I never use.
        I was lucky this time. My own house escaped damage, but had some flooding in my other properties (and a roof replacement). I’m glad it’s over for another year!

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      2. I’m so glad your home didn’t get damaged. I have family in Dickinson and Port Arthur that did not fair very well at all. After all these months, they’re still repairing their properties. I did get water in my business office from the roof and the storage unit where we keep inventory. Nothing messing with an income stream like a large scale disaster. I am crossing fingers and toes, and sending up prayers that we go a few seasons before we deal with another major storm. Can’t wish them away completely because they come with the gulf coast territory.

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      3. I’m with you! I know we’re going to have hurricanes here on the coast, but I hope we don’t have any more with such damage again for a long time!
        I keep thinking of that drive down to Corpus Christi, the complete devastation. I feel sorry for those people, but happy I got lucky too. With no work for 27 months now, I can’t afford to fix my property like I could when Ike hit. I also had to drop some insurance due to finances. 😦

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      4. Well Capt. Jill, you and I will continue to pray for those who had it worse, be thankful for the good graces we received this time around, and be hopeful that all that water and wind will stay out in the gulf where it belongs!

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      5. Well, I can’t pray (since I’m an atheist), but I
        can hope for better times for all those people and do what I can to help.
        Actually, I’m reading an interesting book I picked up at the Brazoria County Historical Museum when I went over there for the Day of the Dead event they had going on. It’s called “Acts of God” and so far it’s talking about how we have made all these natural events (acts of god) so much worse. I haven’t finished it yet, but I can see they have some good points. Mostly the fact that there are so many more people and we like to build more stuff near places where such natural events occur. I can’t see any argument against that (or any way to stop it). I’ll keep reading. Maybe he has some sort of solution?

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      6. I don’t have to agree on every life philosophy in order to make nice acquaintances. We have good common ground. I think that book sounds interesting and on point. I use to live in Cali below some hills. I saw several higher up consumed by fire. The hills burn every year but builders still build and buyers still buy. Choices and consequences. I know I don’t plan on buying anything directly on the coast. Inland suits me just fine (but I live near refineries 🤦🏽‍♀️). Life is a risk 🤷🏽‍♀️

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      7. I agree Fuzz. I was just visiting my best friend tonight. We had a nice discussion about many different things. We argue about lots of things since we are basically attacking the same problem from the opposite ends, but we are still friends and enjoy this kind of conversation. MUCH better than talking about sports, babies, or the weather!
        I understand what you mean with the fires. We have hurricanes here. I think pretty much everywhere in the US has some kind of ‘natural disaster’ to worry about. I may not be able to escape all damages from a major hurricane, but at least I’ll have plenty of warning to get the hell out of its way. I don’t know if I’d be comfortable living in a place where the threats are so much more random.
        Then again, I also live near refineries (so I know I am risking serious health issues- and I still smoke too). Life is a risk, for sure. And none of us will get out alive.
        I say we need to be able to assess the risks we face and choose how to deal with them. I’m not sure how to deal with the fact that so many people choose to live in well known disaster prone areas. Should we continue to subsidize those choices? If not, where will everyone live? How will we encourage people to move to those ‘safer’ places and what happens when there is some sort of disaster in that place???
        I do know that the expenses involved are not going to get any less if we continue the way we’re going now and there is only so much money you can suck out of people in taxes. We are already in debt so much that we can never get out from under it and sooner or later the rest of the world is going to understand that issue. When that happens, we’ll really be in a sad state!
        Curious, do you live anywhere near Benicia? We used to go in there on the ship all the time to unload our crude oil cargo to the refinery.

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