A blog by Lori Lyons

Friday, September 5, 2008

Gustav and After

Post-Gustav. Day  ??? .. What day is it, anyway?

It's Thursday. That makes it Day 3.

My first full day at home. My first day of semi-normalcy. And I am so thankful for the little things.

I slept in my own bed last night, with my own pillow, in my own room, curled up next to my husband.  I still woke up at 5 a.m. Several times I woke up thinking I was still in Christian's room in Natchitoches. I hope that gets better.

My dog, Lollee, was so tired she didn't even get up this morning when Marty did. Nor when I did. I guess dogs are allowed to sleep in once in a while

We're still pretty much the only house around with all the modern conveniences.  Our pool is still gross, but Ryan came today to begin the process. They vacuumed a ton of leaves and branches out. It has gone from "Long Island Iced Tea" to the drink I saw on the menu at Chili's the other night.. Kinda greenish, brownish.

Mom, Lou, Marti Marie, Daniel and Rebecca spent the night last night . I offered a spot to Lora's friend Paige's mom.
Today Marty and I spent the day inviting people to our house for dinner. Only a handful showed up, so now we have 20 pounds of red beans in our freezer.

I did work today, trying to call coaches to find out where they are and how they're doing. And I wrote my first Sunday column of the season. Had no trouble finding a subject.

Mom is still without power. Lou and Marti will go home to Houma tomorrow to see for themselves how things are. Kevin is there running things with generators. It could be weeks before they have power.

It's going to be a long couple of weeks for all of us.

And if there is a silver lining.....

Everyone in Norco has the same complaint. You can't see the stars at night because of the bright lights of the plants that surround us. Tonight we can. Let us enjoy that while we can.

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