I'm pretty tired folks. And it's going to be a long, hard, haul. As of right now, the greater new orleans metropolitan area is under martial law due to the obvious dangers of the this situation.
We are grateful to be alive, of course, but now we have to get our nephews out of there. The roads are blocked to even emergency crews--live wires are down in still flooded streets, trees and debris and as far as I am aware, the pumps that drain this standing water are in disrepair (pumping station lost their roof)and the tap water is contaminated due to a break in the water main. So even if my family was miraculously unscathed, our neighbors sadly, got hit hard. (and I'll have to see our houses to believe there was no damage, too.)
It may be a long time before we're allowed to return. And I would like my nephews with me.
My family has been extremely fortunate (an understatement I think, miraculously blessed is more like it) but please continue prayers for all of the gulf coast areas affected.
We were and remain fortunate to have resources not available to many other families who remain in distress.
Please remember them with donations to the Red Cross, who does a fine job of finding those who are most needy. Donations of clothing, canned goods, well, just contact them, they'll tell you what is most needed.
As for me and the crew? We're looking for a place with a pool, that likes dogs.
And please continue prayers, as the body counts have only begun, and tomorrow's light will prove the true enormity of this catastrophe.
I may be on the road tomorrow, but I'll check in when I'm able.
And twist? I know you have to be getting edgy, and if it is true we'll be homeless for awhile, we're going to have to get together. I miss you.
Hug mom for me. (I know she'll cringe but do it anyway, k?)
nite, folks...and thank you for your prayers. (and Reb? It's fine with me if you just brush your teeth left handed instead. (chuckle)
dream sweet good poets