Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Evacuee

My family evacuated before the hurricane. And I made a new friend by the name of Stormy at our destination.


Blogger Melinda said...

Hope everything is okay and settling back down to normal!

9:29 AM  
Blogger latt├ęgirl said...

Many of us Canadians keep an eye on the weather in the US and often wonder, "Why don't they just move?"

It sounds like a stupid question because there are a 100 reasons why someone wouldn't want to move away from their established homes and lives in hurricane/tornado/earthquake/etc
country. And yet the question remains. If I had to evacuate my shit (boy, that sounds bad) several times a year, I'd move - plain and simple.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Ms. Judy said...

When you evacuate, you don't actually bring the patio furniture into the living room and hitch on to your trailer house and drive ... it's more like you put all the stuff that would blow away into the shed, pack a bag and grab your important papers. And sit in stop and go traffic for varying lengths of time. And if you DO lose the gamble and take a hit, you get your house patched up when you get back home and go on with life. In the meantime, if you're lucky you are staying with and spending quality time with cousins that you never get a chance to visit otherwise.

While you're enduring your eternal winter -- in December I'll get to go outside in shorts and flip flops and pick flowers at some point, and sometime in Dec, it'll be cold enough - maybe even with snow - for Christmas spirit. Come January, there may be icicles hanging off the roof, but by the end of the month, the trees are starting to bloom ... etc. I wonder why Canadians would want to live somewhere with winters so long, cold and gloomy!

I live further from the coast than my family and have not personally evacuated -just helped them this last time; although I've often wondered if life would have turned out differently if we had evacuated during Hurricane Rita when the only damage I suffered was days with no power and a baroken heart. Coming up on three years since Gene's heart attack .... Sept 26.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Ms. Judy said...

Ok lattegirl, Are there enough jobs and housing for a million people in your town? After Ike, there may be some relocating!

9:21 AM  

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