I have not posted in many days, I am sorry about this, but I am preparing to move. The truck was scheduled to pick up my wordly possessions on Friday to take to Ft. Stewart to storage until we finally arrive (this is in question now that we had a hurricane). My family began arriving on Thursday August 28 to help me prepare. Roy and Peggy (my extra grandparents and friends who are family) came in Thursday afternoon. My Daddy's flight came into Alexandria on Friday afternoon. And my mom, Mimi, and Poppy were in the driveway when we got back from the airport. So we had a full house with lots of helpers. I was unable to even get the the computer to check e-mail very much during the packing frenzy. We got a lot done, though: Swing set taken down, all the pictures off the walls, walls patched and painted, curio cabinet packed up, gutters cleaned out, mailbox fixed, garage door opener programmed and countless other small projects.
We survived Gustav with minimal inconvenience. No damage to "life or property," so far, although it is still raining a lot. The sandbags are still in place preventing possible flooding. Tornadoes are still possible, but so far so good. We never lost power, satellite Internet, or satellite TV. This is remarkable. Thunderstorms usually cause all of these things! AND our Parish is still 85% without power. We were darn lucky!
We survived Gustav, bring on the movers!