At last!! When we were going to the house on Friday we noticed that the
local A & P supermarket was open although not yet fully stocked. That
evening, the city declared the tap water is safe, so on Saturday we
moved in. Sunday morning we went to church (first service since
Katrina) and spent the rest of the day unpacking and tidying up. Well,
let me clarify. Five minutes straightening, then a half hour rest,
etc.. Fortunately, I had the foresight to call the local maid service a
week ago to reserve someone, and she came yesterday for four hours to
sweep, dust, vacuum and mop right through, so the house is now liveable.
This is the first time the board has allowed me on, which is why you
are just now hearing the news. Today I saw my dentist, tomorrow we see
dh's eye doctor, then on Friday my pulmonologist, then we shall see
Thanks for all the prayers, good thoughts, cyber hugs etc.
Olwyn Mary (finally!!) in New Orleans.
As the great Louis Armstrong would sing:
It's so nice to have you back where you
Welcome "home" and hope you're soon settled in and that you and DH are
Great to hear from you directly at last, and good to see you in
reasonably good spirits.
It will take a long time for the city to recover, and things will never
quite be the same. That will take some getting used to. But remember
London: despite the best efforts of savage hoards, several wars, plague,
the Great Fire, the blitz, and several other attempts to destroy it,
London survives and goes from strength to strength. NO can do the same.
And take a tip from prehistoric lake dwellers here in Europe: put the
buildings on stilts!
On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 21:27:06 -0500, Olwyn Mary
Welcome back! Must feel good to finally be back home. Glad to hear you
and yours are OK.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.=20