British Columbia, Canada
I just had a long conversation with Karen just now, and to those of you that need thanks, (you know who you are,) she said, "For once she is speechless, and only thank you will come out, and she sends love to y'all."
She said to tell you all she loves Crowley and is wearing camouflage to blend in, and hugging the trees there to death, before they are felled, as her benefactor at the moment owns a sawmill
She is working today towards getting registered for relief funds, food stamps, etc. as it appears her husband's company has not paid their employees nor will they anytime soon, as they also were hit hard by the hurricane. On going to a local ATM to access funds, this latest development was a shocker as you can imagine for them, and I am sure will be for so many down there that will be heading to FEMA for offered assistance.
She said also to tell you that a group of her friends that belonged to a gun collector’s club that stayed behind were doing their own vigilante surveillance and had her home, and her sisters homes on their watch list, so hopefully they will all have some things left when they get back.
She sounded in as good as spirits as one could be, and said to tell you all she is going to make her first Wal-Mart purchase of a notebook today Also, she was aware of what is really going on in New Orleans, but wishes to keep coverage of that to a minimum so as not to upset folks reading.
There are for now, Karen, her husband, her daughter, and son, her two grown nephews, in that camp (that the lumber mill used for parties in the past,) but it is a protected wooden roofed structure, with a running bathroom, and a small kitchen, and filled with lots of love at the moment by a family I sure admire and respect, and learn form daily.
[This message has been edited by Nan (09-07-2005 10:10 PM).]