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Jennifer E. Thomas
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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Fretting about Gustav

Three years ago, our eldest son, Andy, and his grandparents were driven out of their Slidell, LA home by Katrina. Their house was pretty much completely destroyed.

They had JUST finished rebuilding their home in May, when Bill Gray, the kids' grandpa, died.

Now Myrna and Andy are facing another category four hurricane, and if it destroys their home this time, I don't know what they will do.

Their house backs right on to a canal. A wave went through their house last time that was literally twenty feet high.

*nail biting*

Borderline symptom of the day: anxiousanxious

I mean no disrespect, but they need to pack as much as they can while they still can, and just get the hell out of Dodge.

The Universe is telling your relatives (and not just them, I might add) that New Orleans is Not Their Home any more, or so it seems to me.

I love St. Louis -- I grew up on this very street, in another house just one block east of here. My late father and still-living (almost 80) uncle attended 1st through 8th grades in the school literally across the street from my current house; one of my sons went there, too. Every time I've moved away from this neighborhood, I've wound up coming back...

...but if the New Madrid Fault let loose with a house-destroying quake, and there were indications it was going to repeat itself, I'd get my wife and children O-U-T. I'd regret losing all the good things this neighborhood has had to offer in the past and still does as I write this, but I'd leave without hesitation before having my family undergo a second brush with catastrophic death.

I agree with you on that.

Problem is, Myrna is 76 years old, and her kids live in New Orleans. Where would she start over?

I'm so damn worried I could scream.

The good news is they're packing to evac to a shabby shack they own in Texas for the duration.

But I'm betting they come home to a non-existent home.

May Kwan Yin (Chinese goddess of Mercy) (one of my two newer icons) keep her hand over them.

All those who are in path of the hurricane are in my prayers. I have family in Alexandria, Morgan City, and Monroe, La. They are also in Baytown, Houston, and Corpus Christi. So, no, I am not deeply concerned or anything like that.

Dig this.. news is that DFW area is ALSO gonna be hit, but I'm sure nothing compared to those right on the gulf.