Last July 4th I was busy battening down the hatches for a typhoon. Typhoon Chata’an struck on Friday July 5th, and left a wake of destruction in it’s path. Power was out for weeks, some friends lost their homes and livelihoods, thousands were laid off in the economic slump following the storm and even my office was destroyed by the winds. I guess this is about when things went sour for 2002. The island was just recovering from Chata’an when Super-Typhoon Pongsona delivered a knock-out blow in December. The island is still coming to grips with that disaster.