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Carl’s Lost & Found - This page. Mainly a holding place for personal stuff that’s too long for Twitter or Facebook. There’s no theme at all; just whatever doesn’t fit elsewhere. (Really make you want to jump right in, doesn’t it?)
www.carterspens.com - On weekends, I clear my mind by sniffing sawdust. I love building furniture and turning fine wood pens on my lathe. I keep the furniture or give it to my kids, but I sell the pens to support my sawdust habit.
Yes, the impending flood along the Mississippi will cause extensive damage, but nobody should die unless they’re incredibly stupid. Yet, CNN is focused on it nonstop, continuing to ignore us in Alabama as we bury the dead who didn’t have the luxury of a disaster that telegraphs its intentions days in advance.
Once we got knocked off the news by the assassination of Osama bin Laden, I guess we fell off the map entirely.
Bethel Baptist Church has set up a “work board” where storm survivors can list what they need, and they’re sending out crews to address specific needs. The number to call if you’re willing to help is 205-238-4195.
Here are some specific needs identified by Bethel:
- 18” and 20” chainsaw chains to fit Craftsman, Poulan, Homelight, and Stil saws.
- Files for the chains
- Sparkplugs for the saws mentioned above
- Ground marking paint – to mark property lines
- Feminine pads
- Rolls of 4 mil plastic – to cover windows
- Yard rakes – to remove debris.
Van Phillips, who’s been hauling supplies out to Pleasant Grove, says the folks out at Pleasant Grove United Methodist have set up their gymnasium as a store, with food, diapers, personal items, and clothes. Right now, they need people more than supplies. Call Mike Linholm, 205-915-4189. If you want to just show up, they can probably put you to work sorting the supplies and organizing the store.The church is at 452 9th Avenue North, Pleasant Grove. Obviously, there are no street signs, but at least the tornado didn’t blow out the GPS satellites.
Don’t quit collecting; just don’t deliver any more to that point for a few days. But they need some help. I don’t have a contact number but will pass one along when I get it.