I NEVER ask anyone for anything other than seeds, or a tuber or a root or
bulb, but I have to this time...........
My granddaughters live in Kenner, Louisiana. (actually their address is
Destrahan, but when you find their house on the NOAA satellite high
resolution page, it's listed as Kenner) Their mama and step dad probably
left Sunday before the hurricane hit New Orleans. My ex-daughter in law has
NEVER called me, or my son to let us know they're safe up in Texas (which is
probably where they are), or wherever they wound up. Because of this,you can
imagine the stress and tears we're experiencing at the house, and as I got
home today from getting a molar extracted that was so infected I am deaf in
the right ear right now, I walk up the NSSG mini deck, bloody, stressed from
the extraction (the dentist is a yank doctor, one does what one has to do,
at least now I have antibiotics for the infection,) my oldest son comes out
the door to inform me that his little brother is adamant about going to New
Orleans. He won't be talked out of it. He wants all my gas cans, my chain
saws and some of his dad's tools. He's leaving in the morning. (Thursday)
I need to ask those of you who believe this in your hearts to say a prayer
for my head strong son who is determined to go down there come hell or the
high waters to help out (which I don't care, I approve of this, he's just
being extremely emotional right now, as are we, actually) that he arrive
safely, and that he will return safely and unharmed.
I will NOT talk him out of this. I have a feeling he'll get down there and
discover that martial law is strictly enforced and unless he can show some
sort of documents allowing him inside the area, I think they won't let him
in. We'll see.
This disaster has changed a lot of us, and it hasn't even gotten cranked up
yet. I won't go there. There are too many things I know for facts that
aren't being shown or said. I just ask that your prayers go out to Damon
that he get there, and somewhere, somehow he'll discover that his daughters
are alright and have been safe the whole time, and he'll get out of the area
mostly intact once he is allowed to clean up, help out or whatever he can do
for the victims down there.. I know he'll be changed by it.
Thank you for your patience with me. Now I'm off to pass out and bleed all
over my pillow.
madgardener up in Eastern Tennessee