Thanks, thanks, thanks!

I would like to thank all of the different persons in Alexandria for all of their hard work in helping clean up Gustav’s mess!  Thanks to the City, law enforcement, utility companies in and out of state, AT&T, insurance companies, local churches, neighbors, etc.  You all did a great job!  Gustav devastated the area and all of you stepped up to the plate to help your fellow human.

I woke up Thursday to the whir-whirring sound of the street sweeper!  What a glorious noise!  I hate to admit this, but that is one of my favorite noises to wake up to!  I am not sure who it is that comes up Florence Avenue and sweeps the streets and keeps the gutters clean, but sir, thank you, thank you, thank you!

In times like these you figure out what you, and your fellow neighbors are made of.  Some decide to step up and help out, and others decide to be selfish, blame others and do nothing.  I am glad to see that Alexandria is made up of wonderful people with a sense of community.  I am also proud of my Mayor and my Governor.  Everything that could have been done, was done…in my opinion.  Disasters strike and sometimes even the best laid plan goes awry, however, this was not the case here in Alexandria.  In Alexandria, we did not have to suffer through a blame game such as the New Orleanians endured in the aftermath of Katrina.

I think my title line says it all: Thanks, thanks, thanks!


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