The oil spill in the Gulf will impact our lives for years to come, possibly decades. Possibly a lifetime. For a great post on some little things we can do to help, please read this. Thanks, Jen!
Update on the water: the circuit breaker tripped, either due to a power surge when the electricity came back on last night OR when lightning struck in the area. My neighbor's electric fence control box got hit in the same area. He was able to reset the circuit breaker for us and we have WATER! I think I'll go do a load of laundry. Heh.