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Mean Girls

I just have one word for the tag team of lady storms, Katrina and Rita. Bitches!

Just when things were starting to move along at home with cleaning up post-Katrina, Rita rolls through. We lost power Friday evening and it was too hot and miserable to do much around the house over the weekend so our progress stalled. The mold and mildew smells came back with the heat. Luckily, my parents' house had power so we slept over there and helped them do some things around their house which was also flooded during Katrina.

According to Juannie who's at home today while I am working at my temp office, we now have power again as of a little while ago. So the air conditioner will keep the mold and mildew at bay once again while we continue with the clean up.

So far, we have thrown out: two sofas, two end tables, rugs, carpet, one refrigerator, shoes, clothes, cooking utensils, books (sniff!), dog toys, candles, frames and more.

We had some more wind damage on Friday and Saturday so we lost more roof tiles and some very big branches are hanging precariously from the pine trees in the backyard. We have to keep out the pups from back there until we can get a tree service to take care of that.

I do feel lucky, though. I have a house to clean up. So many people in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes do not have a place that they can return to. And with the new flooding from Rita, the damage is now even worse than before. I feel sad for them and guilty for my good fortune.

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sweetcharity
Sep. 26th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
You're amazing! I doubt I could be as upbeat as you are about all of this. You definitely have you're priorities right!

Funny thing, I was feeling sorry for myself because my son accidently broke my favorite lavender glass candelabra and then I come here and read your post about loosing so much more and you're just thankful it wasn't worse. Shame on me!
silverdee
Sep. 27th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I don't feel amazing but I do feel very
thankful and often overwhelmed by the generosity of others, the amount of debris I see in front of all the houses and all the work we'll need to do to get my city and state back to something resembling normal.
weelisa
Sep. 26th, 2005 12:23 pm (UTC)
I agree with Sweetcharity - you've got a great attitude in spite of everything that has happened to you.

That just proves how tough New Orlean-ers are...
silverdee
Sep. 27th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks to you too! It's still hard sometimes to stay positive but I am doing my best. It's good that I have a strong support system with Juannie, my parents, brothers and sisters-in-law.
nothingbroken
Sep. 26th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
I think you are very brave! *many hugs* I'm thinking good thoughts for you and I hope life will get better and easier soon, honey.
silverdee
Sep. 27th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. How are you feeling these days?
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