Saturday, August 30, 2008


So, I'm writing from Dallas. We left town yesterday, ahead of all the crowds to evacuate to our relatives place in Texas. We have no idea what's going to happen, if anything, to our home and city. The reports have changed with each update. For now, hurricane Gustav is headed just west of New Orleans, and is expected to make landfall early Monday as a strong Category 3, possibly a 4. Just to put in in perspective, Katrina hit 100 or so miles east of New Orleans as a Category 3. When the eye lands to the west of you, you are on the "bad" side of the hurricane. There could be much more rainfall than there was for Katrina..and look what she did!
We are already planning our future here in Dallas. Our little house flooded somewhat for Katrina, and it flooded just 2 months ago, from a fluke rainstorm (and from the city not turning the pumps on when they should've). In fact, we just got everything put back to normal from that..literally 2 weeks ago. *Sigh*

I'm sad about the prospect of leaving our home yet again, but I'm also optimistic about our possible future here. Only time will tell where our fate lies.

Many of our family members and friends were concerned about the brand new baby furniture my in-laws just purchased for us. Honestly, at first, so was I. I mean, we JUST got it and now we might lose it. After seeing the latest update though, all I'm concerned about is the safety and well being for all those who are staying behind. Maybe it's nothing, but maybe it's going to be devastating. I sure didn't want to stick around to find out.

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