Friday, July 08, 2005

Winners! Annie and Aola Know Their Crawfish!


While doing all the laundry, getting gas for the cars and making sure the cat carrier is clean and ready, I thought you might want to ponder this. What is this? It's in my front yard.

We along the Gulf Coast appreciate prayers for our safety as Dennis comes this way. We may hope that it misses our part of the Pine Grove but if the hurricane misses us it means that some other families will have difficult times. Hurricane clean-up is miserable. No electricity. Chain Saw noise. Bad food. No ice. The insurance adjusters move as quickly as they can but with so many properties to evaluate it takes days and days for service. Hurricane damage upsets children who don't feel safe knowing that trees can crush their rooms, upsets old people who have enough to worry about without damaged houses and cars, upsets pets who must evacuate etc. I tell you that my nerves get shot even before a hurricane hits. I'm OVER re-doing roofs, houses, cars etc. I'm over worrying that the LH will hurt himself doing construction tasks that a legal eagle seldom takes on. No internet, TV, land or cell phones. NO AIR CONDITIONING. It's enough to make a gal cry. And, that's if no one is physically injured.

I'm praying for the people of Cuba who are being pounded as I type this. They have less than we do and fewer emergency reserves or government help. God bless them as they listen to the rain and wind whip off the roof, worry about holding on to children in the flooding and storm surge and anticipate tomorrow's work of rebuilding.

Tell me what this pile is.
Your answers will keep my mind off the "storm" as we like to call Category 4 hurricanes.

7 comments:

annie said...

I think I know what that is, but I am from Louisiana, and I don't think it would be very fair of me to say. I'll check back to see if I am right!

St. Casserole said...

It's about four inches high. This is a guess. I'm not going out in the heat to measure....
Oh Annie! I think you are on to something!

Glen said...

That's a mighty big furball. Maybe your alpha cat is marking his teritory in a novel way. :)

Aola said...

crawdad mound??? or do you say crawfish?

the reverend mommy said...

I'm from Georgia, but have a lot of relatives down that way -- it's a mudbug mound -- crawfish mound. I think.
Prayers for you and yours for the next couple of days. Hurricanes are definitely no fun. There's still clean up occuring from last year in that part of the world.....

Apostle John said...

You can add to your prayers the people of Haiti. We have two church members there on a medical mission, and now they are stuck there! Haiti is particularly violent these days. The Peace Corps has left, the missionaries have left, the people with any sense have left -- and two of my church members decide God wanted them there!

St. Casserole said...

Aola! You are Correct! This is a crawfish/mudbug/crayfish/crawdad pile in our front yard.
This may be a duplicate comment because my comments section isn't working as well as it should.