Welcome to Louisiana, Kalisa! Here's a hurricane for you.
You get a hurricane and you get a hurricane! Everyone gets a hurricane!
We have survived unscathed. Lots of small branches and standing water in the yard, which we're now referring to as "Doggie Disneyland." Our neighborhood has a lot of big old oak trees so that's to be expected. I'm just hoping all the mosquitoes blew away.
I've been through a couple hurricanes in the past, but never have I had one just park itself for 36 hours like this one did. During that period, we had 50 mph gusts and lots of rain but no real damage. We're far enough from the lake that we didn't suffer any flooding.
Half-million people in the area are without power, including us. We've been off since 6 a.m. yesterday. We're hoping we get that back today. Now that the wind has stopped, they can get the trucks out and start working on it. A friend from Pensacola said she just saw 80 to 100 power trucks headed our way on I-10 so help is coming!
The rain stopped about 10 this morning so we packed up all the chargers and went in search of a coffee shop with a generator. Luckily, the one on the corner by our house is juiced. Blog conferences taught me one thing: Bring your own power strip.
Armed National Guardsmen are walking on our street. Don't even think about stealing my TV, asshole.
Thanks for all the kind words, good thoughts and prayers for safety. We came to South Louisiana in search of adventure, and South Louisiana did not disappoint!
I'd like my air conditioning back now, please.