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IT'LL BE ALMOST THREE YEARS TO THE DAY SINCE KATRINA PASSED THAT A FELLA NAMED GUSTAV WILL HAVE SHOWN HIS UGLY FACE HERE

Most of you didn't know me back then as I had only written one or two posts when Katrina struck and I was incommunicado, ankle deep in sludge, baking in 98 degree heat, swatting away gnats and mosquitos, and without electricity and daily necessities for weeks.

It was a trip!

I don't know when or if I'll be able to post again, at least for a while.

The hurricane evacuation here is now mandatory and my family will be leaving here around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Yesterday I was tied up all day working on my car. Auto Zone gave me the wrong serpentine belt so I had to put everything back together and get another one. I wasted a whole day and have been going non-stop today preparing my home.

I'm still of the opinion it will drift a little further West and not be as bad as Katrina, but the experts say we could have up to a 20 foot tidal surge in this area. Lake Salvador and Barataria Bay are South of us and if Gustav does come near us from the West it could be bad.

At least we have Bobby Jindal instead of the incompetant Kathleen Blanco as governor, although Mayor "Sugar" Ray Nagin is still here. :-(

So ... I'll be heading out in less than 7 hours, hoping there will be something to come back to ... and asap.

If not, well ... you won't have Metaphorsbwithu to kick around anymore. ;-)

It's been a riot.

Hope to be back soon.

Take care!

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Walk on your tip toes
Don't try "No Doz"
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows


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Comments

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macabredelight
Aug. 31st, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
HUGS!! I hope it turns and doesn't come your way. I'm worried for you guys and I'll miss you.
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 5th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
It didn't turn much but it was enough. ;-)
goodall
Aug. 31st, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
(Hugs)
Lighting isn't supposed to strike in the same place twice.
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 5th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
I got a chuckle out of that.

*hugs* back! :-)
xinexine72
Aug. 31st, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
*hugs* please be careful!!
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 5th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
I always am ... 'cept when I'm occasionally a litle reckless. ;-) *hugs*
sharefantasy
Sep. 1st, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
Good god Ed, I am keeping you in my prayers.
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 5th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
It must have helped. I'm back and my house is fine. :-)
miss_kat_1968
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
We just got back. I heard about the evacuation while I was up north and incommunicado. Crap; I didn't know it was manditory. When we got home earlier, my internet decided to give out. If you get this, and are interested/able...please try to call us to let us know you are okay. The number is 7703580134. Take care, dear friend. I hope we hear from you soon. *Big hugs*!!
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 5th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Could your house have kept ten adults, a two-year-old, and two dogs happy? A nice inn couldn't. *lol*

Oh, I think the baby and the dogs were happy. :-D
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