By Bob Weaver
As the sun went down in the Village of Hur, I had some moments of gratitude for living in the hills of West Virginia.
There was a drizzly rain and gusts of wind, and the leaves came down in hordes.
There are millions without electric from Hurricane Sandy, flooding, damage and the loss of life up and down the east coast.
Despite all the problems we face in this part of the world, for the most part, it is a safe and secure haven from most of the natural disasters that strike most sections of the USA.
It's true many of our neighbors get psyched about such, but the fact is we have a natural state against tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and life-threatening floods (we take to the hills).
We're even spared from those terrible forest fires that consume thousands of acres and homes.
Then, an added bonus, folks around here have some great survival skills and when the chips are down, we have really great neighbors.
Those in urban areas are held hostage with their crowded existence and dependence on others to survive, and those options are sometimes few.
The storm will have some bad effects on the region, but considering the possibilities, the hills of Sunny Cal are a pretty darn good place to be.