Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Somber Moods

So this is my second attempt. (The power keeps going out and threatening my sanity.) Despite the downed powerlines, trees, and fences, we all fared rather well. (btw, Barefoot's hurricane party wasn't as fun as she made it sound...apparently she can't kick Katrina's ass.) It looks like someone scattered confetti of leaves, branches, shingles, and misc. debris across our streets and yards. Nothing that a rake and a few nails can't fix.

I wish we could say the same thing for New Orleans. I don't feel like myself. My heart just aches for those who are still trying to survive through the aftermath. It is absolutely devastating. Please continue to keep your thoughts and prayers with them. While the historical city (now 80% underwater) can be rebuilt or fixed, those lives lost cannot be replaced.

And while I do have some good stories and pictures to share, I am in mourning. And until my absorption with MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News subsides...my mood will continue to be somber and reserved. It was comforting to know you were all concerned about us, and as soon as I can form a coherent thought, I'll post again.

12 comments:

  1. I am so glad to know you and your family is okay. Will keep you in our thoughts....

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  2. :(

    At least I was able to check on you.. stuff like this is really hard. I know.. be okay.

    big hug. keep the faith.

    xoxo

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  3. Good to know that you are well. You are in my prayers.

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  4. i was in new orleans a couple of years ago... it breaks my heart to see the pics on tv of the city... it's tragic! i feel that same way i did when i first heard about the tsunami.... unbelievable.

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  5. Thank God you are okay! I was wondering how badly you would be effected.

    It breaks my heart to watch the news and all of the video clips on the internet.

    Truly Devastating!

    P.S. I am glad the baby picture brought a smile to your face. ;) I can't imagine what you are going through.

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  6. You explained my feelings as well. It's just heartbreaking....

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  7. i'm sooo glad you guys are ok

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  8. It's very good to hear from you. I can't imagine the somber mood it must be like down in the south. This is surreal.

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  9. My heart aches for everyone involved with such an awful situation. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like. Everyone's thinking about you and all the other people in the south.

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  10. Hey, thanks for getting on long enough to let us know you all are okay.

    I've been thinking about you, even knowing you didn't bear the brunt of it, Katrina cut a wide swath and I was still concerned.

    Take care.

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  11. I have been thinking of you and your family....hope all is going well (thanks for keeping us "posted")

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  12. My thoughts are with you -- I don't know how close to NO you are but I have ties to the area. Hang in there.

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??