Staying in someone's home is a wonderful way to experience a different city. It's like stepping into someone else's life. Some people are funny about sleeping in a stranger's bed or having a stranger sleep in theirs, but I'm not against wearing someone else's shirt if he's my size. Several of the people we've exchanged with have become friends.
Johnston's neighbors decided to weather the storm because they believed it would be similar to what they'd experienced in 1969 with Hurricane Camille. Camille had strong winds of 200 mph, but it was much smaller, ... People who lived through both told me this one was much worse. This hurricane moved slow and devastated everything.
And if seeing the devastation wasn't bad enough, Johnston continued to worry about a friend whom he couldn't reach. My friend lived closer to the water. Last I heard from him, he said he'd made a mistake staying the water was rising and it was too late to leave, ... A woman I know went down to see the area, and it's devastated. I haven't heard from Dave since.
Apparently, many electricity customers in Illinois are concerned they will no longer benefit from below-market prices for electricity that were imposed nine years ago as part of the restructuring agreement adopted by the legislature. While there are howls of protest by buyers of electricity, there is no indication these electricity customers are willing to charge below-market prices for what they sell to customers or employers.