Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gustav Pictures

Ursula & Olivia (both 5... Olivia's bday is Sept. 6th & Ursula's is Dec 22)

Racquelle... 11 yrs old until November.

Olivia displaying a typical MySpace profile picture... lol

Sophia doing her take on the typical MySpace profile picture (she's 3 but bday is Sept. 5th)

My dad doing his thing... :) macrame... the kids loved it :)

My brother, Jared, digging in the fridge, once again... ah ha haa

Sophia (almost 4), Veronica (will be 3 in Nov), & Victoria (4 yrs old)

Gustav is Approaching...

Around midnight last night, my mom, brother, & his family arrived at out house. My dad showed up a couple hours earlier.

Our parish has a voluntary evaluation. They have the 'contraflow' set up now.

None of my neighbors are leaving.

I'm taking pics... I'll update this with pics of everyone here :)

We have food, water, blankets, matches, a neighbor with a generator who said we can go there if the power goes out... etc... as long as our house sustains the winds, we'll be fine :D

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gustav is a Category 3 now!

Yes... its just gaining strength... not even in the Gulf of Mexico yet... geez... Now its a 'major' hurricane.

Our local news' team is now saying it looks like it'll hit our area... we're a good distance from the coast... but, hey... we may have to evacuate as well... still have to watch...

Friday, August 29, 2008


Ironically, its exactly 3 years since Katrina hit Louisiana; now we have Gustav to worry about.

This time, the political officials are trying their best to prepare people early. Some parishes have been already ordered to evacuate. Gustav isn't expected to hit the coastline until Monday or Tuesday (today's Friday).

So, last night, the first set of evacuees arrived at our house :) My sister, Cherie, & her 3 children. What's funny is that she had already planned to spend Labor Day weekend with us before Gustav decided to form.

I'm a little more prepared this time... plus, I'm not pregnant (I was 4 mths pregnant with Wyatt for Katrina & Rita)! :) A few months ago, my sister, Angele, came for the weekend and helped me clean out the back room and move the girls in there. The first bedroom became the kids' entertainment room. It has their TV, VCR, GameCube, books, & toys in it. Well, it wasn't really organized until yesterday :) I finally got that finished up and woohoo! I feel so much better! Anyways, now, there's plenty of room for my family to spend time here... more comfortably. That first room/entertainment can now have an air mattress on the floor, or sleeping bags or both. In the living room, we have a sofa bed and another large sofa that can be used to sleep on. If the sofa bed isn't used, the sofa can be used as well as the floor between the sofas.

I'm expecting my brother, his wife & 4 kids, my mom, my sister, Angele & her dh, Shane, and maybe even my dad... I haven't spoken to him but last I knew, he was supposed to go along with my brother, Jared.

The crazy thing is that this hurricane also has another on its foottails... much like Katrina with Rita... however, they are predicting Hanna to go up the east coast. Its still too early to tell what either hurricane will do... where they will hit...