What do you do when you can’t pry yourself away from the TV . . watching the predictions of where Gustav will land? My sister in New Iberia – she and her husband went to their camp north of Natchez, Mississippi. Her son – he stayed at their house in New Iberia. Not what I would have recommended but he has a dog and cat and didn’t want to leave them or take them so he stayed at my sister’s house which should be safer than his smaller, older home. My parents in Lake Charles when to their camp about 2 hours north of Lake Charles. They stayed there during Rita but it got rough. If Gustav stays over closer to New Orleans, they should be safe but may get lots and lots of rain. My niece and her family from Lake Charles took their camper and headed north of Houston but didn’t make it all the way. They got caught in traffic and ended up somewhere near Houston where they’re staying for the night and will head on north in the morning. Traveling with 4 kids isn’t easy so I don’t envy them but they have a nice, big camper and I think they’ll be safe as long as the hurricane doesn’t take a more westerly path.
Let’s see . . I’ve talked to mom and dad a few times, I’ve had two naps, and now I’m quilting my niece’s husband’s LSU quilt.
I’ll be glad when hurricane season is over and you can bet there are lots of people on the Gulf Coast who will be a whole lot more glad than I am!