Monday, September 3, 2012

Trying to keep it light

We knew hurricane Isaac was coming, and from the expected path, I knew it would flood. We have lived here for almost 20 years and every time it has flooded, it's gone down quickly and never gone past the sidewalk. This time was different. The wind blew the lake water in our direction flooding the interstate and the two exits to our town, lovely LaPlace, LA.  What a way to spend the anniversary of hurricane Katrina, right? We didn't have water for several days and electricity for a week. Given the choice I'll take water over air conditioning any day, but we have a generator so we didn't have to sweat. Our house stayed an average of about 75 degrees. We have a tree on the lawn, a little roof damage, but we are fine. Our neighbors took in some very nice people who were not so lucky. They had water at least chest high in their homes. We cooked for them, let the kids sleep over here to give them some room and charged their cell phones. I wish we could have done more. Here are some pictures from the event. I don't wish this on anyone. 

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