September 02, 2005

09.02.2005

I've been glued to the TV for the past few days, watching the horrors that are happening in New Orleans.

I watch and keep thinking, "I was just there, I remember that!" and then, sadly, thinking "It is gone now".

I have pictures from my trip here.

I remember walking through the city my last morning there. All alone, just out to take pictures and enjoy all the beauty. Seeing such a beautiful place there is always the "...what if I could live here..." fantasy. I honestly can't even begin to imagine what it is like to know that everything you have is just gone.

When the call came out at work for people to volunteer for helping with the hurricane damage, you know I was one of the first. For now we've been told that they can't really use us, but we're still on the list for now. It would be a 30 day deployment and we're already getting briefed on the things we'll need to know if we do end up going.

I'm at a loss. Such a beautiful place has become a living hell on earth.

For everyone who has emailed about my dad, they are just fine. They were far enough west that they didn't sustain damage or have to evacuate. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts.

We're off to Nashville for the weekend to visit friends. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

*edited to add link that I forgot the first time around*

Posted by rowEn at 12:01 PM