Saturday, August 30, 2008

Evacuating

In a few hours The May Queen and I will be heading to Atlanta to stay with my aunt and uncle while we wait to see what Hurricane Gustav brings to our area. Right now they are forecasting landfall in central LA, putting us on the "bad side" of the storm. If it stays on track the wind damage should be minimal, but our home may very well flood as waters from the gulf get pushed into Lake Pontchartrain and then northward onto land. We are appx. 2 miles north of the lake (in Katrina, water came up 1/2 a mile here, 4 miles about 15 miles east of us).

The Big Guy is staying here, although he may head a bit further north to higher ground as the storm gets closer.

I'll keep you posted. Hopefully all this fuss is for nothing!

20 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Praying for you..

I hope it's all for nothing too!!

Sober Briquette said...

Be safe.

Kyla said...

Stay safe, PM.

Chrissy said...

Oh, I hope it is all for nothing. I'm keeping you in my prayers this week. Have a safe trip.

Aunt Becky said...

Thinking of you.

Mary Beth said...

Thinking good, dry thoughts for you!

Karen said...

painted - we are praying for you and all your neighbors.

carrie said...

I'll be sending all the positive thoughts I can that this boils down to nothing.

Nothing would be so nice.

Mad said...

Godspeed. Travel safe. Take care.

Emily said...

Praying for you and for all of New Orleans.

Be safe.

Alex Elliot said...

Please take care and be safe. You all are in my thoughts.

MamaGeek said...

Prayers and thoughts are for your PM. Stay safe my friend.

Amy Y said...

Good girl ~ I'm glad you're going. Stay safe, Mama... and hope that Big Guy will, too. Crossing my fingers that it's not as bad as it sounds like it will be... and thinking about your family.

Candygirlflies said...

Although I've been "away" for awhile, I've been thinking of you a great deal, PM...

I'm so glad to hear that you and the MQ are moving to safer ground for the time being.

You can be certain that your family will be in my prayers, especially over the next few days.

Sending you much love-- let us know how you're all doing.

xoxo CGF

imbeingheldhostage said...

I was on my way to church when the news mentioned Gustav and how you were evacuating. I immediately began worrying about you. You'll be in our prayers, stay safe!

Chantal said...

Take care, I am thinking of you and your family!

wheelsonthebus said...

I'll be thinking of you!

Chaotic Joy said...

My family is praying for your family and all those around you. Stay safe Maypole. And Big Guy too.

jen said...

i've been thinking about you guys all day. you've got an open invitation here honey.

Melissa said...

We're all praying for you and your family. Hang in there and keep us posted.

And my MM is just for you. :)