Sunday, August 28, 2005

Soggy Bloggy Update

Still here. With all the property and home stuff to board up, the work continues. I've packed up the family's clothing, meds, cat food, ice chest and walked around photographing the interior of the house along with pictures of the insides of closets, armoires and sideboards. The house is such a wreck that the pictures are a good history of what it is like to evacuate. The LH is exhausted. The LS has returned from his weekend away, helped us then ran to help a friend's parent's as they boarded up. Drills, electric saws and whining is the sound of the Pine Grove neighborhood today.

I'm ok as long as I don't watch the weather channel, the news from New Orleans or listen to the radio. The Apocalypse is planned for us tonight and tomorrow. Water, trees down, too much wind. Our good neighbors are planning to stay at home. I don't understand it. I suppose many of our neighbors will stay home as the motels for hundreds of miles are full, the shelters don't take pets and people feel that they can "sit out" the storm.

As for me and my people, we will flee slowly on clogged roads toward the East.

Thank you for your prayers for us and all those affected by the storm. The emergency people have a tough job. The Entergy trucks are poised to come help us restore power (when it goes tonight) and the FEMA, Insurance Adjusters and Red Cross better be taking naps RIGHT NOW because when Katrina hits, they won't rest for days.

Again, Grace and Peace,
St. Casserole (God knows my name so however you pray for me and mine is fine.)

22 comments:

Phantom Scribbler said...

Praying for you, St. Casserole, by any name you choose.

Friday Mom said...

Praying for you and all those affected by the storms. Be safe!

liz said...

All my best wishes.

Quotidian Grace said...

For He will give His angels charge over you and will protect you in all the ways you go.

Sue said...

Praying and hoping for the best.

Mary Beth said...

You are in my prayers. So are a lot of other people, but seems like I pray best by name.

By writing you down I keep you safe...love to you my friend St. Cass.

lola said...

Good wishes to you and your loved ones.

HeyJules said...

I'll stop and say a prayer right now for you and your family. I lost everything as a young girl to a tornado and, although it is horrific, it can and will be overcome. Hug your family and remember always that they are the only things that are irreplaceable.

peripateticpolarbear said...

God and all of us know you as St. Cassie. Safe travels. I hope for a miracle.

Sophia said...

You, your family, your congregation, and your community are in my prayers tonight and in the days to come.

Please let us know if there is anything your online community can do to help you or your congregation after the storm.

the reverend mommy said...

If you come Atlanta way, I can put you up for a while. Prayers for you and yours! Actually I have been praying for you all day, along with a handful of others.

Amanda said...

From Northumbrian community morning prayer - seemed spoken just for you today.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors.

Lisa said...

verou're in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I have word that the Casseroles are in a neighboring state and are safe. Blessings to all.

Anonymous said...

I have word that the Casseroles are fine, having evacuated to a neighboring state. Blessings to all.

Songbird said...

Thank you, Anonymous. I was so hoping to find a message like this!

the reverend mommy said...

Me too! Prayers for the gulf coast states today, but especially St. Casserole!

Lorna said...

Thank you Lord that the casseroles are safe. (sounds funny but You know what I mean)

We ask for their safe return

BayouMaMa2 said...

Prayers to you Cassie...we are all safe, but deeply moved by the scenes we are seeing on T.V. I'm glad you chose to evacuate. It was a wise decision. Pray that your return is safe and that you are filled with His perfect peace.

Kathryn said...

Oh NO....I returned from Greenbelt, having no idea what was afoot anywhere in the world, and find that you are having to deal with all this again...
It's quite unimaginable to those of us who live outside any sort of hurricane/tornado zone. Love and prayers are with you all...
"they cried to the Lord in their trouble and he brought them out of their distress...he made the storm a calm, so that the waves were still. Then were they glad, because they were quiet, and He brought them to their desired haven.!

Texas Jaye said...

I am a thinking, a praying, a hoping for you and your family. Much, much love and support. Please tell us when you get home and what you need when you get there. We can help.

Lisa said...

Thanks Anonymous. Was coming hoping to find just that message. Prayers are still with you St. Casserole.