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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Good News!

Mrs.Paperboy spoke to one of the people running one of the evacuation centers in Wakayanagi again last night. Still no direct word about her parents, but apparently their part of town was not badly damaged and while there were a couple of hundred people injured, no fatalities have been reported in their area thus far. The guy she talked to said they still had no running water, gas, electricity or phone service (he was on an emergency satellite phone I assume) but that the electricity could be back on in some parts of town in the next day or two. The man at the evacuation centre said a lot of locals are spending the day at the centre - it has some heat and lights and some food and water is available- and then returning home to sleep. This is good news and is really helping us stay positive.


UPDATE!
Mrs. Paperboy is on the phone with her mother right now. Everyone is okay. Everyone go have a beer or six and celebrate, then send some money to the Red Cross. Thanks everyone for your concern and support through this difficult week.


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16 comments:

West End Bob said...

Good, good news, Rev.!

I'm happy for all of you ! ! ! !

Alison said...

Hugs to Mrs. Paperboy!

JJ said...

P A R T Y !!!!!
(((hugs))) and beers all around!!!

Dana said...

Excellent news. Breathing has become a little easier I'm sure.

Dr.Dawg said...

Just *fine* news, Bro. I'm so happy for all of you!

Lelani Carver said...

Have been thinking of you and your family ALL day. So glad Mrs Paperboy has actually spoken with her mama-san! Laughing and crying with joy for you all.

SeattleTammy said...

So great to hear! hugs to you all!!
and yes, we'll raise a beer to you tonight!

sassy said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful news, makes the heart s m i l e.

Zorpheous said...

This is great new Rev. Lets hope the news continues to get better.

ck said...

Great news for you & Mrs Paperboy!

jcricket said...

Rev - Isn't is strange that although we have never met in person, I still cried when I read the good news. So relieved!

Hope you and the Mrs get a good night sleep tonight.

a Happy St Patrick's Day, indeed!!

Ourmani Nabiko said...

Absolutely awesome!!! I wonder if it would be presumptuous of me to ask you to write something for this about it? For the Red Cross.

http://ourmaninabiko.blogspot.com/2011/03/japan-earthquake-get-writing-now.html

Jane2 said...

Excellent news, Kevin!! So happy for you and your family.

zoomer said...

Great news, drink one for me and I'll drink one for all of you (just the one)!
Cheers!

stevewoodsteel said...

wonderful news.
All the best from Berlin.

sw

anhaga said...

Hooray! I'm so glad to hear the news!