July 7th, 2005

new orleans, fleur

Evacuation Again?

I am desperately hoping that Juannie, the puppers and I do not have to evacuate again. The painful memory of our evacuation for Ivan last year is still way too fresh. But Hurricane Dennis looks like it is going to come very close to New Orleans as a Category 3 or higher. So we are making our plans and checking them twice. Dennis don't care who's naughty or nice. Dennis is coming around.

We have a dear friend in Jackson, Mississippi who has offered to shelter Juannie, the dogs and me. I am trying not to let this get to me but the stress is building. Everyone in my office is understandably on edge as they scramble to make hotel reservations or find a kind person who lives out of harms way who can take them in.

I am so not ready to face all this again. I am worrying about my little house. But we live in a bowl that's below sea level so this is an unfortunate fact of life six months of the year.