Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Hurricane Katrina the Killer

Well, what can I even say, besides Thank God we are alive and safe. New Orleans is completely under water from Hurricane Katrina.

My mom, grandma, Scott and I evacuated on Sunday morning around 11:30 a.m. We headed east and ended up in Panama City Beach, Florida twelve hours later. We had a condo on the beach (very nice under such horrible circumstances). We were also with some of my cousins and their families, so that was good and comforting. We stayed there for two nights and after seeing footage of New Orleans and hearing the reports, we decided that we will not be able to go back home for a month--- can you even imagine?????? So we headed to Glenn and Tammy's in Orlando, FL. We will be here for the time being, or until they get really sick of us!!! But seriously, we are so thankful that we have a place to stay. We are just going to take one day at a time right now.

This is so horrific that I haven't even stopped to really think about it all and everything that we have lost. We really won't know until we go back home. We heard from others yesterday that stayed in town that we had 5 feet of water on our street yesterday and 2 feet in our house; that's not as bad as we thought. However, the conditions have gotten worse today. We are extremely nervous and concerned.

All kinds of questions come up now: will I have a job when I go back, how am I going to get my money from a local bank, what did I forget that I should have taken with me, etc...I'm even thinking of subbing at the schools here, if they will have me.

And to top it all off, we have idiots in New Orleans who are looting stores and homes now!!! It is so infuriating!!!! They need to be shot down on the spot. Just to let everyone know, not everyone is like those idiots looting that you are seeing on TV. We really do have great people in New Orleans!!! We do, however, have our share of dip wads!!! It makes me so angry at a time like this that you have such dishonest people in the world!!!

I will try to keep everyone up to date, now that I have access to a computer and internet. Please pray for all of the New Orleanians and our Mississippi friends who will be suffering for a while. We are strong and will rebuild and come back, but it will take us time. God Bless everyone.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Back to New York

I went back to New York 2 weeks ago with 2 of my friends, Nicole and Kelly. We had a great time!! We did so much in such a short amount of time.

I have posted pictures on my web...you can view them here.

It was very hot, there, though at this time of year, as it is everywhere. I had only been to NYC in the fall, which I love, so this was a big change for me. It became more bearable after the first day. It really doesn't matter what kind of weather you have in New York, it's just an amazing place to visit!