9.05.2008

3 Road Home from Hurricane Gustav





After a stressful and eventful week, I am home. I wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes. Thankfully, everything everyone and everything is safe. For this I am grateful, so I will just list some of the highs and lows of the week that I will never forget:

+ Spending time with Kelli {the best hurricane packer ever} and every branch of her family possible {Thanks Kelli!}

+ Having to go through all of your belongings, deciding what to bring knowing there is a possibility you will never see the rest of it again. This definitely makes you realize that your belongings are not really all that important...



+ Spending of the most terrifying and uncomfortable night of my life at a co-workers farm in Mcomb, Mississippi with no electricity during a hurricane {moooooo...}

+ Rear ending Kelli's husband due to...well due to extenuating circumstances {luckily there was no damage, or this would not be as funny as it is now...}

+ Kay's "Come to Jesus Meeting" {involving three upset girls, two screaming children in strollers, and three beers...}

+ Searching for hours for alcohol only to find we were in a dry county {twice} {this is something we can just not understand being from New Orleans...when you are in dire stress, you really need some vodka}

+ The generosity of people you barely know...

+ The amazingness that is On Star...so worth it...

+ The Jesus and Mary on a mountain yard sculpture

+ The Tchotchke yard {because everyone should have two sets of lions guarding their property}...Picayune, Mississippi is a very strange place

+ Awesome vintage finds {more to come...}

+ Crossing the Louisiana/Mississippi border no less than 30 times in one week

+ Eating every meat possible even though you are a vegetarian {and it was delicious}

+ Returning home to find your significant other that is too stubborn to leave town with you {and thus inducing numerous panic attacks} safe and sound in bed...

Pictures are from our first day, actually a mostly pleasant one, in Natchez...

3 comments:

kelli said...

Our come to Jesus meetings rocked!

Jess you were not an all bad packer yourself, considering I have your wardrobe in my dining room. It is taking everything I have not to open it and see what may not make it back to your house.

Jessica said...

I almost told you not to steal my clothes, but I didn't want to plant the seed...

DON'T STEAL MY CLOTHES PLEASE!!!

Maria said...

Oh my god, I can't even imagine. Happy you're all okay:)

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