Sunday, August 28, 2005

Where We're At

We evacuated first thing this morning and are now at my father-in-laws home in Lacombe. Packed up what we could, boarded the house and left the rest at Katrina's whim. At the moment I hold no hope of returning to our house or neighborhood for quite some time.

This really may be a life changing event for so many of us here. My heart is truly in tatters at the moment and I feel so drained emotionally it boarders on numb. I'm sure this feeling is not held by myself alone. All that can be done now is to hang tight and see what happens. I really wish I could seem more positive but I can't. Tommorow, I'll pull myself up by the ol' boot straps and do what must be done to go on. Tonight, it's pity party time.

P.S. A big huge thank you to all who left your concern for me in my comments. It meant more to me at this moment than I could ever express.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're safe. I kept checking back here to see if you updated. My thoughts are with you all.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I am happy that you evacuated, it does not look good for NO.

10:01 PM  
Blogger KR said...

Just found your page thru a friend, May god be with each of you down there!

Boone, NC

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Harmony. Glad to hear you got out safe and sound. Whatever happens take care of yourselves first, the rest of us will be there to help pick up the pieces later.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Stay safe Harmony, oh to get rid of those spam comments go to blogger, click change settings, then comments then mark yes on word verification. Prayers your way.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Donna - DBP said...

I just found your blog - you are now my connection to what is happening in New Orleans. God bless you and yours. I will watch your posts to see how things are going.
Donna - Dallas, TX

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope Lacombe works out for you, HSC.


11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found your blog while surfing around for news about the hurricane. Evidently, everyone has gotten out. All the new channels have old news and the bloggers all seem to be heading for higher ground. I don't have a television; I suppose there are one or two cameramen up on a levee taking hazard pay.

I'm glad you got out. I don't normally worry about people I don't know, but I'm having a hard time getting off the computer and going to bed. I started reading up out of morbid curiousity, but that has changed to actual horror as the extent of the death and damage has dawned on me. Good luck getting back home.

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck and God be with you from Western Australia. My son moved to Florida a couple of years ago and I learned to watch hurricanes on the web last year when South Florida copped so many. He lives just south of Lake Ocachobee. Katrina went just south of him last week and I never dreamed it would regroup and become a cat 4-5 and go for New Orleans. My son talked of the emotional reaction much like you do. The big tropical storms in the Indian ocean are called cyclones and I was just north of one that hit Onslow a few years back. It just was gusty where I was, but a friend who went through it said they thought they were fine until they tried to talk and found all they could do was cry. Lorenz Gude Perth Western Australia

7:38 AM  
Blogger Knittykim said...

Sure hope all is well with you and yours. And that it is not the grand disaster mentioned in the news here.

Katrina just toyed with us here in S. FL, then headed out. So sorry that we seemed to have passed her on to you!!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Tigerpixie said...

((((((HUGS)))))) :( I'm so glad you guys are safe! I hope it's not as bad as you think. They havn't really shown much on the news of New Orleans so I don't know? Keep us posted!!

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Orleans is our SOUL..ya know? If this country has one it's there.
My thoughts are with everyone.

( a loma prieta and 9/11 survivor)

The silver lining - you are in touch iwth what matters most again.


4:33 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

I know you are safe and that is a relief. I will keep checking back to see if you need any help. Don't be hesitant in reaching out to the internet for help. There are plenty of us out here who are poised to help. Sincerely.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you and your family are in my thoughts. once you get back home if there is anything i can do for you to help please let me know.

Alex(aka-smallgirl on lj)

12:22 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Gives us a word when you get a chance. I here parts of Lacombe flooded badly.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope that everyone you know and love are safe. i feel so deeply sad for everyone who has been effected by this. please know that many, many people from all over the country are thinking of you. stay strong.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Tigerpixie said...

I have been trying to call you!! :( All I'm getting is a busy signal :( I'll try again later tonight. (((((HUGS))))))

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that God will give you the strength and wisdom that you will need !!!

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings to all of Harmony's friends. I am her uncle, and she asked me to come onto her blog site to let you know that she (and family) are fine. They are currently staying with other family members in Georgia, but has not internet access at the moment. She'll update you all as soon as she can. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and well-wishes.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Pawpaw said...

Glad you're safe. Take a couple of days and come to terms with what just happened. Then get on with living.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Thanks for the info treknoid

6:32 AM  

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