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Out my living room window...

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The constant reminder that there is a man, dead or alive, out there somewhere...
I am home from my conference, which went well, but I was distracted, and not as interesting to listen to (as usual)....I don't know this man, and yet the fact that he is in the water somewhere in my cove is very disturbing. My father came and stayed with the babe today, which went amazingly well. He will do this again tomorrow. Sorry I am not responding to individual posts right now, but I am juggling so much and there is so little time for everything. I am preoccupied with looking out my telescope, and scanning the water and shoreline, as if I were going to be able to see something. I can understand the feeling of being helpless. On the drive into work today, I passed busloads of Search and Rescue, and the Navy with Zodiacs on trailers attached to their vehicles. There are a lot of people looking for this lone man. There is comfort and amazement in that. If you ever should find yourself unfortunate enough to be lost at sea off the coast of Canada, the cavalry are certainly going to be out there looking for you.

  1. Blogger Gurgo said:

    a friend of mine join the SAR (sea - air - rescue) and it is a hard job. when the weather turns that bad that all ship heading for the port thats the time they are sailing!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Now that my brother's a cop, I think about the people who run to the rescue of people in need more and more...continued prayers here.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Gurgo and Stephanie;
    I think the people who rush towards a disaster or emergency while evryone else is running in the other direction are the most amazing and brave people.

    The search is called off for tonight because it's dark now. I don;t see how there could be any hope by this point, unfortunately.

  1. Blogger x said:

    we understand Cathy.
    don't worry, you'll be back when you have time and you are in the mood. what's happening there is scary and awful. this man had just gone to work.

  1. Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said:

    Don't worry about not responding to individual posts at the moment. We all understand. We all have hectic times. Unfortunately (LOL) blogging is not the only thing in most of our lives, so occasionally that has to be put aside somewhat. You'll get there. Take care, Cathy, and don't overdo it. All the best, Meow

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Wow, i'm so impressed with those that volunteer in these types of situations. How incredibly sad for his family.
    Ahhh yes....the 4 letter word...WORK! I dread going back next week, i will be pushing to find blog time too!

  1. Blogger sjobs said:

    Cathy-Search and rescue workers are heros. My thoughts go out to this man who is missing and his family. Hang in there with you work load and other things.

    You will be back when the time is right.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    yes tradgedy is a hard thing to deal with, especially when it is so close to home.

  1. Blogger Mise en Place said:

    I'm glad your meeting went well but I can certainly see why you were distracted. The whole thing is like a novel that came alive right outside you window.

    Take good care and keep up posted.

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    Certainly distracting and disconcerting for this to all be unfolding in your backyard. The most sad and difficult thing about missing people is the fact that there's no closure.

    Those people who search for the missing are truly brave heroes.

  1. Blogger marellecone said:

    Goodness, I hope they find the man. Poor family.

    The view from your home is so beautiful but then times like these . . . a little scary.

    Take care.

  1. Blogger Skye said:

    Still praying for the search effort and all involved.

  1. Blogger Steve House said:

    I think that when there is a disaster clsoe to home everyone in the community worries. its a spirit that is admirable and I hope it is resolved soon

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    I hope they find him, it must be terrible.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    It is so sad they haven't been able to find him. I am still praying.

    Glad your father is working out well taking care of the little one. That is probably some nice quality time for both of them.


  1. Blogger Barbara said:

    I teach a Restricted Operators Certificate - Marine (VHF license) course for my local power and sail squadron. Tonight I teach them how to send, receive, relay and assist with Mayday calls. Whenever I get to this part of the course, I pray that none of them ever have to make that call.

  1. Blogger christina said:

    Oh that's just awful. And thinking about it every time you look out your window must really be getting you down.

    An online friend of mine's brother in law was swept out to sea from a beach in NB a couple of years ago and drowned. So tragic.

    Good to hear that the conference and the babysitting grandpa went well!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    And now he is gone. I so hope they at least find his body. HOw awful. I want to look out my window and see beauty again, not a poor man's grave.

    But this is such a wonderful outlet, isn't it...

  1. Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said:

    Cathy, that it is. Couldn't think of anywhere I'd rather be right now.

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