where is everyone?

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Where is everyone?, It seems that no one has anything to say, I keep coming in to have a look and see if there are any new contributions to your pages and there is nothing new to be found, have you all gone into hibernation or are you too busy to contribute to the discussions. I would love to hear from some of you people out there.

-- Anonymous, October 07, 2001


I'm here! Just trying to work as much as I can, everybody here is scared about the economy and not too willing to part with money, so thats hard when you have your own business.

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2001

I am sure it is a very difficult time for you over in America right now and your thoughts, are focused on the horific happenings of the 11th September and maybe more to come, It was thoughtless of me I'm sorry, forgive me, Pat

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2001

No apologies needed :) Except for the financial impact, we are going on as normal here. Still attending dog shows and traveling. Its just every now and then you get reminders in everyday life of whats happening. I dont know what its like in England, but we all here are trying to do our normal stuff. Its weird sometimes though, I live near an airforce base, and I hear the fighter jets very loud. I'm used to hearing them fly over the house. But now its different, they arent flying on their normal schedules and such. And just the other day we drove past the base and there were big jeeps circling the perimeters with guys standing up out of them with machine guns on their shoulders!!!! That was scary and eery, it was like a scene from somewhere else, but it was here. However, as I said, we should keep this board up, things should go on. I'm going to a dog show this weekend hopefully, then Wednesday we are driving down to south Florida for a scuba (hubby not me) diving trip. I have no idea how I'm affording all this LOL, but I'm doing it!

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2001

Apart, obviously, from the families directly touched by the horrific events of 11th September, life goes on much as normal here. The main impact is the effect on businesses and the financial world. My husband is bracing himself for a lean period with his company, but we are small fry compared to some of the bigger institutions that are tottering. The media does seem to be intent on putting the fear of God into folk with constant discussions about `biological weapons`, `chemical weapons` etc. Not very helpful.

In my own life, well, I can`t say I am missing dog showing - but I am missing the social side of things, and will probably visit LKA before Christmas to catch up with my friends.

My daughter has decided it is time to fly the nest, and is looking for a job in London. She went up this weekend for interviews etc. In fact, inbetween leaving the house to drop her at the station, and coming home, (a round trip of 10 minutes), the first wave of attacks on Afgahnistan were announced. As Danielle has applied for jobs at the Houses of Parliament, the Post Office Tower, Olympia and various blue chip companies in the City, you can imagine my initial fears! However, I really don`t believe that you can let this sort of thing alter you sense of purpose, so I will just have to stop worrying.

I also watched John Snow`s report on Afgahnistan, and thanked my lucky stars that I was not a woman or mother there. I thought his report was marvellous and sincere, and I needed it to give me a bit of perspective. It wasn`t easy viewing.

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2001

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