Saturday, October 01, 2005

Planning to Go Home

We're planning on going home tomorrow (Sunday). Still no power or water but things are looking more hopeful and we might have those necessities by Monday. I have very mixed emotions about going back to Beaumont and seeing all the destruction in my beautiful city but I just want to get that initial shock over with and start cleaning up my little sister's house.

The highlight of our day yesterday was watching the guy dump the dumpster here at my son's condo and today we're going to WalMart.

It's strange to think that I used to complain about things like my cable going out or the vending machine at work not working and, today, I'm praying for water and electricity.

7 comments:

Dovely said...

Hope your trip goes well, and that all is not lost. My sister lives about 20 miles from New Orleans and was just able to go home last week.

God Bless you and yours!

sleepybomb said...

i am still trying to figure out what going to wal-mart tomorrow has to do with watching the garbage man ...
oh yeah ...
(good luck when ya'll get home. i hope ya'll are back up and running real soon!)

Aisha said...

Good luck, Laurie.
Puts things in perspective, I know.

Even for me, and I am on the outside, and don't know the half of it.

Our Silsbee friends are OK, but a tree crashed down on the house :(

Aisha

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I am rooting for the day when you yell out: "Who took the last damn popsicle???"

Lorna said...

I'm praying for that for you too. Take good carae getting home

Popeye said...

Ooh. I'll be thinking about you. Its had to have been strange be in the middle of something Hollywood couldn't have thought up. . .

Laurie said...

Dovely - I hope your sister didn't have much damage.

Sleepybomb - Thanks!

Aisha - I'm glad your Silsbee friends are okay. All the beautiful trees down here have really wreaked some havoc.

Old Horsetail - Mmmmm...popsicles!

Lorna - Will do!

Popeye - You are exactly right. Since Katrina, I've been saying this whole thing has been like a disaster movie.