We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As is common, multiple bad decisions and equipment failures caused a catastrophic failure. It is rarely just one thing and regarding physical infrastructure it is typically from equipment failures that could have and should have been anticipated. I can list half a dozen times I have heeded the early warning signs and saved my life or at least injury. A tornado, a roof collapse, a fire in a commercial building and a hurricane caused tree fall. Numerous close calls while driving where simply seeing a potential problem and slowing or avoiding prevented an accident. I am known to family and friends to be "jumpy" and "chicken", both of which I embrace as complimentary even though it is not intended to be. I would not have hired on that ship and if for whatever reason I had I would have called in sick during Hurricane season.