My thanks to all of you for your thoughts and concerns.
But we were spared by the storm- our parish never lost power, amazingly enough. We are hosting thousands of refugees from NO in our Cajundome. DH has been volunteering there, helping them on computers locate family and friends, and fill out FEMA forms etc. He said that they are relavitvely happy at the Cajundome. The food is good, they aren't too crowded, and they have shower facilities. THe response in our community has been amazing. We have about 1000 new public schoool students, and the school system, although about bankrupt, has accepted them with open arms. We also have employers passing out available jobs for these people. DH said that it was amazing. Next week, we are making sandwiches at our church for the survivers. WHen I get over this awful sinus infection, I hope to volunteer as well. I feel so helpless sitting here blowing my nose.
As I see the pictures and hear from my friends that still live in NO, I can't help but lose it. I lived there for 10 years, and still would if I hadn't met DH, and I can't help but selfishly mourn my second home. Most of my friends have been accounted for, and most have their homes more or less intact,but I am still waiting to hear from some of them. Phone service won't be up there for some thime,and cell service has been awful all over the gult coast,including here.
I can't watch the coverage on TV- the spin that the "journalists" have put on everything just makes my blood boil.
: They could have been a huge help with the releif effort with thier communications- our local agencies had NONE and no way to communicate with those on the ground. Many of my friends' DHs went down there with boats to helps with the rescues- it was sooooo messed up what was really going on. Helicopter pilots getting shot at, boats being hijacked, and no communicatrions were possible down there. Yet CNN and Fox were continuously broadcasting their crap live. Ugh- okay rant over.
We are doing okay here, except for a cranky prego mamma with a sinus infection and a no-sleeping- cranky toddler with a cold.
: This no talking thing is getting really old- he CAN sign, but only does so when he feels like it
OKay- I'm sorry for such the downer post.
I need happy hour- y'all that aren't preggo have a cocktail for me PLEASE!!!