Thursday, September 04, 2008


Good news today. Dez's mom's house in New Orleans has the power back on, and Dez will take her mom and her mom's cats home tomorrow. This is quite good news, and New Orleans was fortunate to "only" get hit by Gustav masquerading as a tropical storm instead of the major hurricane Baton Rouge got. Baton Rouge, frankly, is a mess, and will take some time to clean up.

Electricity and the land line are still off and may be for some time. As in several weeks. Dez said they can "camp" in their house as long as need be provided they can get two bags of ice every day. She also said the large grocery store near their house restocked yesterday and is open today. The mail service also started back today. It would be ironic if the electric bill gets delivered soon.

Dez went shopping and told me about a college age couple that was in front of her in line. The girlfriend said something like "We've only got two coolers, so we can pretend we're European and drink the beer warm so we can keep the food cold." The boyfriend said "Get rid of the food, we need to keep the beer cold!" Priorities, I guess.

Dez sounded better today, I think some of the shock of the first two days was wearing off. However, this is going to be a long haul back to relatively normal, so please keep sending good wishes and thoughts.

Thanks for all the encouragement and support on this end. I hope I can keep bringing you better and better news each day.




At 11:19 AM, Blogger ashpags said...

Lisa, tell Dez that she ought to come here! At least for a day or two, and put her food in a real fridge for a bit. I'm happy to long-term store some of her food, too, if she wants. And she can sit in the AC, use the internet, etc. We have cold food *and* beer! ;) I'm glad to hear that she is sounding better. Thanks for posting the updates! =)

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Bag said...

I'm here in New Orleans, and most areas are still a mess. The French Quarter is up and running, and so the tourists are back, but the rest of the town is still largely without power/supplies...


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