I decided this year that Katrina wasn't going to be a guest at my birthday this year. She was arrived on my 50th birthday August 29th 2005. I wasn't going to spend this hurricane season worrying about storms. June and July were uneventful and so was August until this week.
Hurricane Isaac is now in the Gulf of Mexico moving over the warm gulf waters building strength. Landfall is expected sometime late Tuesday or Wednesday.
Exactly 7 years after Hurricane Katrina. A very unwelcome guest on this birthday.
I got up this morning knowing we were going to be making plans to evacuate.
We called and made hotel reservations in Texas. After watching the track of the storm I am hoping we are far enough west.
New Orleans is now under a Hurricane watch. Louisania declared a state of emergency to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
I spent the morning picking up my beads and clearing off my bead table. It sits directily under the window. I packed a box of beads to take with me.
I realized writing my morning pages how little I talked about Hurricane Katrina. We had already left town and were in Michigan watching the event unfold on TV. We arrived home 6 weeks later to unimaginable devastation. It forever changed my life and how I do things.
I am ready. Things are packed and put away. Now we wait. The storm is 536 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi.