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i can't sleep. and i am feeling very selfish right now. three years ago i lost everything i owned....everything - home, car, clothes, sentimental shit.... i don't have much, but i don't want to lose it too. i'm doing the typical nawlins thing - prepare for the worst, hope for the best. hoping hard, i am. they are closing the levee gates here at 8am sunday morning. that means i have to either decide to leave by then or get my car out and climb the wall if i want to go after that. a few folks have said they are going to ride it out here and i just may. too soon to know. i wish these things were just a bit more predictable.
the big boat is in a web of line and i've not done anything with the sailboat yet. tomorrow. either way supplies are purchased and the generator runs. lists for stay or go scenarios are made. i went back to the journal i kept the eight days i was in the city during katrina.... therein was my list of lessons learned, exactly as they were learned. little things, like how i wished i'd had baby wipes - got em. instant coffee, tang, board games. little things we hadn't thought of before, but know now.
wish it away...... i am going to wish it away.....

but, yeah..... time to move.... the big easy ain't so easy anymore.

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slave_driver
Aug. 30th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
I'd forgotten how much I hate the anxiety of waiting to see what these storms are going to do. I think I'm moving too. I don't want to have to keep going through this every freaking year.
souraples
Aug. 31st, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
stay safe
if you need someplace to go we are in georgia
melissamuse
Sep. 8th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: stay safe
thanks :)
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