||[Sep. 1st, 2005|09:00 pm]
I will be Gabbie Covington
i got power back yesterday and cable back today. we have two large pine trees down in the back yard and two small trees in the front yard. tons of limbs and leaves. but, we're alive and my home is here. matt's sister, husband, and 3 children are staying with us until they get power. we don't know when that will be. a lot are with out power. but, everyone is very happy to just be alive and here. a girl at work is from ocean springs, mississippi and her house is gone. she lives in an apartment here b/c she goes to school at south. her entire family is staying with her. there are so many people that no one has heard from along the mississippi coast and in new orleans. hopefully mostly b/c cell phone towers are down and no one can call. it's crazy to see some of the pictures now that i have tv. i wonder when things will resemble normal...and that the cities and towns will look like. i wonder how the zoo is...i need to look that up.
i checked my email and it was strangly normal. amazon.com sale...house of blues 2 for tuesday. i guess there is no more new orleans house of blues. i hadn't thought of that yet. i liked the intimacy of the shows there.
tomorrow we have to see if the grocery store has more food. we have about 1/2 a tank or so of gas in each vehicle so that should be fine. we'll wait for the horrible lines to shorten. and maybe the price go down...yea right. a guy at work had to drive to florida to find gas yesterday. people are running out of gas trying to get gas.
matt and i are supposed to leave for our trip to the lakehouse thursday the 8th. i need to check my money situation since i've had to buy all kinds of things for clean up and such...and for the actual storm preparation.
okay that's all for now. i'm gonna go take advantage of the ac and internet.