Nephew Joey Bravely Crossing The Re-Opened I-5 Skagit River Bridge - My Nephew Joey crossing the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge for the first time in weeks, on Wednesday, June 19, the day the temporary fix had traffic fl...
Friday, December 24, 2010
Steve, with some help from Elizabeth, this morning, sent me the nicest Christmas card I've gotten this year.
So, I thought I'd share Steve's E-card, (for those reading this who are not so lucky as to be living in The Shale, the CHK to which Steve refers is Chesapeake Energy. TxDOT is Texas Department of Transportation)......
Dear Band of Bloggers,
You already know how I feel about you and what you mean to me. So you are the first to receive this clumsy attempt at an e-card (with some help from little Elizabeth, of course). Love you all for who you are, what you stand for, and what you do--that reflect the essence of this season and the best of what those flags represent.
It looks like CHK started to dig trenches for the 8-inch diameter gathering line along TxDOT's right-of-way last week. Apparently, TxDOT has determined that 8 inches of high pressure is the maximum risk they will allow in their wide easement along the freeway. However, my mayor and city government obviously saw no problem with one or more pipelines 2X the size and pressure (thus threat, danger, and damages) under front yards along a residential street. All that aside, this is better for them than the previous two years of very bad PR and no pipeline/million$ in profit.
I asked Santa to bring Durango a new bike, Elsie something to occupy her spare time, and Joely a less stressful new year...and a nice hunk :>) I have a gift for each of you but am waiting for the right opportunity to give it. I hope to do it before we move, not immediate but hopefully soon/when feasible.
Merry Christmas and holidays wishes to all our friends and neighbors--both near and far--from the exhausted but thankful survivors of the Barnett Shale "Alamo".
Thank you for helping us be the "miraculous" Victors after a two year long (and costly) battle. May the new year bring you health and happiness
May there be more Victors and less victims of the Exploiters of the Shale.
Your co-resister of Tyranny,
Y. Steve Doeung and family