Thursday, September 01, 2005

more no news

Spent yesterday getting a UHaul, buying ice chests (large are hard to come by), getting water containers (hard to come by-found large storage containers at Walmart and duct taped them shut, bought $250 worth of gas for gas cans located, and found places to obtain ice for 10 ice chests. Will buy non-perishable food today if we can get home. We don't know what we can do at the moment. Can't get Mississippi highway patrol. Cell phones in Miss. are not working and can't get straight lowdown on roads. Friends email me to stay put, but it is hard not to go home and do what you can. At the moment, can't find anyone who can tell me how to get home. I can get to Mobile, and think I can get to Mississippi, but don't know if we can go South. We live between waters--the Gulf and the rivers-bayous. If bridges are out, you stop. What is really maddening is not being able to find someone who can definately say roads clear or roads blocked. The problem is enlarged by the gas shortage--- which is not having power at the stations and so cannot pump. So, if we leave and can't get there, we have to use our gas to get home. What a mess. As to SC readers questions: 1) good to hear Ric and Lynn are okay, but fear their church is down. The courthouse near that church had structural damage. 2) St. C's church is an unknown. Can't get anyone on phone, no news coverage, looked for it on the TV and see nothing. 3) At least three known historic churches are gone--one funded by Jefferson Davis family, another being an old and ornate Episcopalian church, and we fear, the oldest Episcopal church around. We think the local old Catholic Cathedral was flattened, but don't know. Saw pictures of a large Baptist church with walls down and debris inside. A large Presbyterian church has disappeared. Gone. Think about this-all government buildings (coast guard, air force and navy, highway patrol, several police stations, fed and state courts, many fire departments---all within 2 blocks of water and probably gone. Idea. Start thinking church project of getting crews to help rebuild churches. Bye for today. Mr. C

13 comments:

the reverend mommy said...

Churches from around the nation rebuilding churches. What a wonderful idea. You and yours are in our prayers -- along with whatever decision you make.

nightwoodkitty said...

Mr. C. this is nightwoodkitty. PLEASE READ. Mrs. C. knows who I am. You and Mrs. C. please consider sending LD to boarding school at Stable Rd. Academy in NC, same site as Aunt Camp. The school term just started. Admittance all cleared, heavily invited. Call!

Songbird said...

Thank you, Mr. Casserole, for keeping us posted. Much love is being sent to all of you.

mibi52 said...

You remain in our prayers. Please be safe - you can't help anyone at home if you're stuck in a ditch somewhere or you can't get through.

Lorna said...

coming together to rebuild churches - houses of God - what a wonderful beautiful picture.

Thanks Mr C :)

peripateticpolarbear said...

my college group is already planning on it. Of course church building is a couple of months out.

PLEASE be careful driving!

Mary Beth said...

My church is planning to adopt an affected church later on - not sure what that will mean but we want to help.

Now the hard part starts: the waiting and trying to get somewhere. Hang in there. Thanks for keeping up with us.

Kathryn said...

I wish you weren't having to make all this real for me, but you are...so my ongoing prayers are with all of you.
PLEASE do take care...take things slowly...we're all thinking of you this side of the Atlantic. Blessings

Apostle John said...

Great to hear from you! You remain in my prayers.

the reverend mommy said...

Prayers continue today. If you need a place to stay, come to Atlanta for a while.

Kathryn said...

Still holding you all in prayer. Wish there were more I could do. Much love xx

Mary said...

"At the moment, can't find anyone who can tell me how to get home."

Oh, how that pierced my heart.
I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks again for the update.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Please continue to keep us updated. I worry about you as I know each and every one of us do.