I Survived Hurricane Katrina!
Whew! What a scary day it has been! It rained a lot, but not nearly as bothersome as the wind. The wind was so fierce and damaging. Every few minutes I would jump up because I swore the wind sounded like a tornado. I could only wait out the strong winds holding my babies on the couch. At one point, I crossed the path between my house and my parents house. The wind was heavy. Twenty minutes later, we watched in horror as an old oak tree came crashing down over the fence and over the trail. If that had happened twenty minutes earlier... I would have been a DEAD MAN. Wow... I saw my life flash before my eyes as that tree thunderously crashed down to Earth.
Now the storm has completely passed my area. So many trees are down. So many limbs litter every single yard. I lost the fig tree I blogged about previously, a few shingles off the roof, and many downed trees. I am still without power. I am only blogging now from a diesal generator and a dialup connection on my laptop. Many think we'll be without power for over a week. Don't worry about me, I have a flight Thursday morning that'll get me out of this hell hole and to a fabulous city.... Las Vegas.
I talked to Michael, my boyfriend, and he is with his parents safely in Panama City Beach Florida. I could just tell from talking to him that he is thinking about canning the Las Vegas vacation. He is supposed to make the long trek back to New Orleans on Wednesday morning. I understand his concerns, but I told him that I was going to go ahead with the Las Vegas vacation anyway. He goes on fabulous trips worldwide all the time -- I don't. I am not going to let a big bad hurricane ruin a VERY RARE vacation for me. Besides, we already paid over $500 for non-refundable show tickets. I am not about to sit through the HOT temps in Louisiana with no power, no internet, and nothing less than misery. I am going to enjoy a dip in the hot jacuzzi at the Mandalay Bay Spa, get a great massage by a man with strong hands, and sweat in the steam room. I am going to dance my ass off at Rain at the Palms Casino and drink fabulous cocktails. I am going to eat at the best restaurants and buffets in Sin City. I look so very forward to a fun and relaxing vacation. I deserve it. I have had a miserable year with feeling poor and underappreciated at work. I am ready to go on the best vacation for five days before I start my new career. As God is my witness, I shall go to Las Vegas this week!!!
That's all for now folks. I appreciate each and every one of you making comments. You guys are the best!!!! THANK YOU!!! It meant a lot to me more than you guys may ever know! BIG HUG to all of you!