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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

September 22, 2005

Thursday, September 22nd

I'm going crazy! Trying to set up temporary digs for 60 SPAWAR New Orleans people to work in loaned spaces at a small command here in Millington. It's like putting 20# of dooky in a 10# sack! Everyone is trying to be helpful, people have moved out of their work spaces so that we can be co-located, but network connections are a problem and everytime we find a solution, the local people plunge on ahead without even glancing at our solutions. Argh!!

Our attempt to get back to New Orleans to get equipment and bring it to Millington has stalled because of Rita. All efforts to get this program (TFARS) back on track seem to be for nought. I think I"m too old for this. I'm becoming more impatient and short tempered. I feel like I don't have enough good years left to put up with incompetence! I guess I need to work on patience. It is a virtue, you know.

We continue to reside at the La Quinta here in Memphis. Looking to maybe move to a suite, but they tell us nothing is available until at least October 2nd, and that will only be good for 30 days. Any suggestions?

Went to "Wednesday Supper" at Church of the Holy Spirit last night. Once again we were given free admittance and were treated wonderfully. Dinner was a delicious green salad with nuts and strawberries, corn on the cob, rolls and barbecue'd pork loin. Dessert was a yellow lemon cake. Everything was delicious!! The parish seems to be extremely active, with a lot of parishioner participation. Everyone has been SO warm and welcoming to us. They even gave us a new parishioner packet with a coffee cup and a CD of the Holy Spirit Schola Choir music.

Still, it ain't N'Awlins, dahlin'!! Homesick, homesick, homesick!! We want to be back in Algiers.

Patience, I guess. It will happen. Until then, Corky's is right around the corner (1 1/2 miles) so I'm like a pig in a poke! Still haven't tried the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse which is less than 1/2 mile from the hotel. Maybe this weekend.

As Tiny Tim would say, "God bless us, everyone!!!"

Dean

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