I called and called and finally the man said they were on their way so I hopped into the truck and headed to the Depot!
Instead they got 7 generators and when I got there they were all claimed.
People were being turned away that had driven many miles for one. I introduced myself to the employee that had taken my many calls and he was sorry but hey, first come first served. I stepped back into the wings to digest my misfortune and a very loud argument broke out.
The argument was between another man and one of the gentlemen that was waiting for his generator. It grew louder until Home Depot escorted them out. My HD employed yelled..."Debra?" I said, I'm here! He said the generator is yours!
Whew, that was a prayer being answered. So, I got a generator.
Where does that come in? Well, there were massive people beginning to squabble over the generators. One young couple had just made a 70 mile round trip to get theirs. She looked at me and nearly cried.
Temptation tapped me on the shoulder to give up my generator for them...I just had to assess the fact that I too have a husband and animals and the need for the generator. Home Depot literally "accompanied" each of us to receive the generator. Fear and anticipation is in the air.
My friends, take my advice and don't wait till you actually need it to get prepared for a storm. Even if, Lord willing, we are not hit with this Gustav...I'm keeping the generator and next time will be prepared.
Thanks for all your support! I will continue to write as long as I can. I pray for every ones safety.
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