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Stormy, Stormy Night

Tropical Storm Cindy barreled through New Orleans overnight. My next door neighbor's big pecan tree fell over onto part of our fence. Juannie couldn't really see if there was any damage to the fence because there were so many branches everywhere. I did not see many problems driving in to work this morning other than lots of tree limbs and leaves strewn everywhere. I didn't get a lot of sleep from all the wind and rain pounding the house. Then the power went out around 11PM so it got hot without the a/c.

Bess and Rocky were very nervous so Juannie brought them into the bedroom with him around 12:30AM. That didn't add to the comfort level with four warm bodies in the bed. I had to put them back up front because they were more interested in playing than sleeping and I was ready to fall asleep around 2AM.

The power came back on briefly as I was getting ready this morning but I'd already bathed and put my makeup on by candlelight. I did an okay job with the makeup since I'm usually too sleepy to see very well on a normal morning.

The sun's out now. But everyone is already worrying about Tropical Storm Dennis which will probably be a Category 3 hurricane by the end of this week. Some models are saying that it will come ashore close to New Orleans. This one will be watched very closely.


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Jul. 6th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
Scary! Keep up updated. Oh, and I like that fleurs de lys icon - you're all so Frenchified down there. I think you had a lot of French Canadians come down and settle there once, didn't you?

I guess that makes you an honourary Canadian...
Jul. 6th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
All us Cajuns have relatives from Canada somewhere in our ancestry. So I guess that does make me part Canadian. We could be cousins!
Jul. 6th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
Oh...I hope the damage is minimal....storms FREAK me out! I've never been in a Hurricane....Tornados are what I get to freak out about!!
Be safe!
Jul. 6th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
I've been through tornadoes when I lived in Mississippi. Those are scarier to me than hurricanes. At least we know a hurricane is coming.
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Jul. 6th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
Thanks for the kind thoughts. Dennis will continue to be a hot topic all through the week as we cross fingers, toes and anything else that flexible. ;-)
Jul. 6th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC)
storms and such
I was browsing and came across this entry and was rivited by it - the storm, New Orleans, pecan trees even! I didn't realise New Orleans was so close to the ocean. I've always wanted to visit there. It sounds so exotic and beautiful.

BTW, this is one of my favourite qutoes.
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
G. K. Chesterton

You sound like you read pretty interesting books. I shall look them up when next I aller à la bibliothèque. I am presently reading "The Shipping News", but only a bit at a time as it is heartbreaking.

What most impressed me about your post is how adult is was. Here you are in the middle of a genuine drama and you aren't filling your posting with angst and hyperbole, like most of us.

If you don't mind, I should like to follow your journal and comment now and then.
Jul. 6th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC)
Re: storms and such
I appreciate your kind words. And please feel free to join in anytime here. I checked out your journal and have added you as a friend. Add me back if you'd like.
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