It's four a.m. and I just walked out onto the patio to be greeted by the smell similar to burning crayons. My guess is that they're doing small in situ burning of the oil in the Gulf.
It's been more than two weeks since the blast that created this muck out in the Gulf. Every day I grow more and more depressed as I do my daily check of the current trajectory map of the oil spill. It looks worse each day and we've had a relatively calm week weather wise.
I recognize my emotions as similar to those post Katrina. A lot of anger and a boatload of sadness for both the fishers affected by this and the mass annihilation of wildlife. I pray that our estuaries are safe.
Yesterday's anger was focused on the fact that oil reached the Chandeleur Islands , a very small group of what appears to be large sandbars from a plane. There weren't enough booms to go around to protect these islands.
I'm angry over how the Asian fishers are being treated, but glad that there is a young lawyer helping in their plight. Spencer Aronfeld has been interviewed on WWL radio for few mornings this week and he's detailed how his clients are being treated by BP and how he intends to correct that.
Time to get to work. Wondering how strong the buring crayon smell will be at the spaceship factory. which is relatively close to the Gulf.