Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gustav

As I am sure that you are all losing sleep worried about me and good ol' Hurricane Gustav, I have decided to write a little something to ease your minds. First, unlike many of our blog friends, Amy especially comes to my mind, I live in North Louisiana. Therefore, I live in a city which has become an evacuee destination. They've set up camp in our civic center. Though I wasn't living here at the time, I know that when Katrina and Rita were coming through, it really just caused a lot of rain here in addition to the excess traffic flowing in from the south. The biggest concern (for me) at this point is a loss of power. Jackson, MS (which is strait east of me) lost power for days after Katrina. It really just depends on where Gus decides to go after making landfall. Even this, though, wouldn't be a complete crisis situation for me personally. One of the benefits of living in such an old house is that the water heater as well as the oven/stove are gas. If nothing else, I'll be able to have warm showers and cooked food (I sure am glad that I love mac and cheese). Obviously all of the contents of my fridge would go bad, and I'll have to make sure the puppies drink plenty of water as the a/c will be out (which will also mean that my dear bug friends will have a field day). But I have a couple oil lamps on hand, and (though I don't seem like it) I'm pretty good at making do when I need to (I was a Girl Scout, after all :D).
SO... all of that to say, don't you worry about me. I'll be fine. And if any of you who are headed north need a place to crash, or just a warm shower, give me a shout. I have a spare bed, and I would like nothing more than to help you out. Just so long as you don't mind a couple super excited puppies and some bugs.
Anyway, I just wanted to send out a little update. Wouldn't want you to worry about me ;)

23 comments:

sassy stephanie said...

Go away Gustav! Hang in there. Glad to see you guys are ready and ready for visitors as well!

Saw you on BATW.

Melissa B. said...

Debbie at BATW sent out the word that y'all might be evacuating! Be safe, stay high and dry, and we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

Briana said...

It's good to know you'll be safe. I'll be thinking of you!

Veggie Mom said...

Hope all of you will be safe in the face of Gustav! The Blogging Around the World Queen, Debbie, re-posted the URLs of all the LA bloggers so we can wish you "Good Luck!"

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Hey Checking in glad you are out of harms way -- I'm in Allen Parish so we are right in the path. Be Safe -- Much Love Queen Bee

Tracy P. said...

Praying for you all in MN!

Bobbie said...

Glad to hear you are in Monroe and wont be affected much- I am 1 hour in land from New Orleans- we'll be affected but not like New Orleans, Just high winds and rain. No storm surge.

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Here's a shout out from Texas. We're thinking of you all and praying everyone stays safe. Thanks for the update.

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca said...

Good to know you will be in the evacuee destination. Hope your bug friends don't party too much!

Kelly said...

Lauren, I'm happy that you and your family is in a safer place...you are so sweet for offering your extra bed!!!
Still sending good thoughts your way!!

jessudd said...

I definitely got excited because I read the title and was sure this post was about Gustav Mahler. Boo, hiss, I'm a nerd. :) -jms-

CaraBee said...

Glad to hear you're out of the line of fire. Here's hoping that Gustav goes easy on you folks!

Debbie said...

Glad to hear that you are going to be out of harm's way! Keep us posted!

Susie said...

Greetings from Wisconsin by way of Blog Around the World. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe:-)

Kerry said...

Glad to hear that you will be out of Gustavs harm for the most part. I hope that you don't loose power either. I hope you are able to help some with the extra room!

Nik said...

Glad to hear you'll be safe....we're thinking about you!

HeathahLee said...

Checking in from BATW...We have seen tons of Louisiana tags here in North Mississippi. We're praying for all of Louisiana and south Texas tonight.

Leslie said...

Glad to hear that. Hope you keep your power! :)

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha..
Praise God to know that you will be fine, continued prayers for all those making their way away from the storm.

Lorie

maryanne420 said...

i'm praying for you and your family. i'm glad that you will all be safe. take care.

Lula! said...

Just sent you an e-mail...I should've come here first. BE SAFE!!!!!!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Rain Rain Go Away Come again some other day! Have a feeling I'll be glued to the news today in order to keep track of how you are faring. Stay safe and strong. I hope this thing turns out to be a lot less than they're making it out to be. Wouldn't that be something?! Thoughts and prayers continue your way.

Ronnica said...

Glad to hear that you were out of the major impact of the storm!