Many of you, learning that Hurricane Ivan was aimed at and through Montgomery dead-on have sent e-mails wishing me well and damage-free.
Thanks for your concerns, your good wishes and your prayers.
I did not sustain any physical injury or material property-damage, for which I give thanks. Neither did anyone in my connection, as well as I have heard.
My daughter Kathy (Fly) Hale (and I along with her) lost power for about 36 hrs. She was able to heat coffee-water in her Camper's galley. (Generator and Micro-wave) Also she warmed over some leftover Chinese food that I had in the fridge.
Some in my connection did not lose power at all; others were without it longer than Kathy (and I). Around town there are some streets still blocked by fallen trees, We had a tornado to touch down about FOUR blocks over. Bowled over a BIB tree onto communication lines and broke poles.
I thought I'd lost this; but it came back on-screen and gave me another shot at completing it to you all.