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The War Zone

My life will never be the same. I have to move on, but there is so much I have to do and I feel like there will never be enough time. It is like I have entered a battlefield.

Last week, I would have given anything to make it through one day with out more bad news. I'm tired, stressed and overwhelmed, but I have to believe it will get better.

My mom spent years doing what she had to do to keep our family together. It wasn't easy, and she almost lost the battle a few times. Now I feel like it has fallen to me.

It isn't like she just passed the baton. I was not even in the race. I wasn't on the track, Hell, I was still in the stands, but now it is my turn.I am not a fan.

1) I am 4 hours away and I feel helpless. I handle the paperwork and the lawyer...and help Amy search for jobs.
2) I wish my sister didn't feel like she was having every thing taken from her. Her pets and home are up in the air at the moment.
3) I wish my brother would stop thinking he is running the show …

Dear FEMA: You Suck

On June 5, 2010 Lake Township, OH was hit by an EF4 tornado. In it's wake a police station, a high school, houses and most of a small town were leveled. Five (one more person died later from his injuries) were left dead. Many (including me) will be haunted for the rest of our lives by that night.

No amount of money can bring back what many of us lost. Money won't replace the lives, homes and personal belongings. However, it can help those who did survive rebuild and move on. The people of Northwest Ohio have banded together to clean up and raise funds. Still it isn't enough. Lake Township has spent over 75% of their yearly budget because of the storm. They still have 5 months to go. They will most certainly have to make cuts to make it through 2010. They have served the community well (road blocks, clean up, securing areas), and they will have to sacrifice rather than be rewarded.

Even with the death, destruction and the need for help FEMA refuses to help. They came saunteri…