Shivering on the 49th Parallel
Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Joanne & Jules modelling the Cayman Islands Fall Line

Yesterday Northwest Point Road was closed to traffic (well ok I drove around the cones) and there were close to 100 people from West Bay public dock all the way to about Watercourse Road. They were armed with shovels, rakes, brooms, machetes and chainsaws. There were also two or three dump trucks and a bunch of real-life-size Tonka Toys. NW Point Road is fairly cleaned up now, which was probably a pre-requisite for CUC to come along and check the power lines.

Yesterday I saw a map of CUCs projected schedule. West Bay was the first section, with a scheduled energising date of Oct 5th to 31st. That hopefully means that sometime this month we'll get power back in West Bay. We won't get A/C back, as all the A/C units behind our apartment were swept away by waves. Power does mean fans though, and that's a good start.

I'm still up to my elbows in the Jeep. Starting to piss me off, I've reached the limit of what I can do with my tools and my knowledge. FINALLY got the flare nut on the power steering pump to loosen last night, but it didn't really. It was the WHOLE THING that moved and bent/twisted/crimped the steel part of the pressure hose. At that point, I cut the hose on the rubber and pulled it out. Now I have to try and get the pulley off and onto the new pump, and then try and get the rest of the pressure hose off, get a replacement hose and try to get it on... THEN I can add fluid and bleed it out and hope that the issue is fixed.

If you're curious, they're selling those T-shirts at Olde English Bakery downtown, and they also have internet access available. Cafe Del Sol re-opened yesterday or today as well for internet access.

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 2:27:16 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [3] | Hurricane#
Saturday, October 9, 2004 10:29:22 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Thank you for some unreal photos and video, and the comments and explanations are terrific. KEEP SAFE,
Thursday, October 14, 2004 5:05:26 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
They should have a doggie t-shirt for Ziggy and kitty neck charms for Loki & Logan....they're survivors, too. :oP
Thursday, October 14, 2004 9:15:10 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
if you go to (it re-directs you to a cafepress shop) you will see that they do in fact have doggie t-shirts with that design on it :-)
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