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August 31, 2005

Devastation from Katrina

We've finally gotten some news from our family.

Benny's mom's house in Arabi has 5 feet of water above the roof. She got out with only a few clothes.

Benny's oldest son lost everything at Keesler AFB in Biloxi. He's fine. He sent his little girls with his mom inland. We don't have official word but believe they're ok. His mom's house in Slidell is gone.

I've been able to talk with my friend in Alabama. Thankfully they only lost power for a couple of days. It's frightening to think that's good news. We haven't been able to get any information about our friends in Picayune, MS. They did not evacuate. Nor do we have information about Jonathan and Justin's father. He lives in Biloxi.

As I watch the news and read blogs, I find myself so conflicted. I'm feeling compassion for the ex's, who have caused Benny and me so much pain in our lives. It's a strange feeling.

I was told this morning that the house we lived in, in Slidell is probably gone. After all the fussing I've done about where we live now, and how difficult life can be in Appalachia, I'm just so thankful.

Posted by Angi at August 31, 2005 08:43 AM


I can't imagine the thoughts that are going through your mind right now. It must be very disconcerting. I hope your family will all be accounted for and they will be able to recover some sense of normalcy soon.

Posted by: Charleen at September 3, 2005 12:05 AM

Aww...Angi. Hugs to you and well wishes for you and your family.

Posted by: Kathleen at September 3, 2005 02:17 AM

I've been thinking of you and Benny during this time. Hope your family is all safe and well.

As for home improvement, I've finally stopped painting. At least until next weekend!

Posted by: Carolyn at September 5, 2005 09:22 AM