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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.

April 21, 2007


The clock keeps ticking as the end draws nearer... a light looms at the end of the tunnel... Linda's arrival is only days (as opposed to weeks or months) away! Are we getting a little anxious?!?!? Oh, yeah!!

Tonight (Sunday) I'm making dinner over at P&Js. It's what we call "Sahara bread supper". I like to keep things simple. This is just ground beef and italian sausage with green peppers and onions in 1/2 a pita, covered with a sauce made with tomato sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice.
Yummmm! It'll be especially good because Major Dad is making salad to go with it. I think I've mentioned before that his salads are, as they say, "to die for".

Hopefully in the next week or so H2 will be done with his antibiotics. They seem to rob him of any energy. Although he's been released from physical therapy he really is challenged to do much of anything. This whole ordeal seems to have taken a huge toll on him.

We're hoping to hear some good words about our friend Chris's last session of chemo. She has really been an inspiration to us and our kids in the way she has remained so upbeat and positive throughout. Please continue, as we do, to hold her and her family in your prayers.

I saw my friend, Mr. Brain, in church last weekend. He recently finished his last session of chemo and is gradually recovering from its effects. He looks well, and with his new growth of hair (still very short) he looks remarkably "happening". He fits right in with the close cropped hair styles that are popular today. Please keep him, too, in your prayers, along with his family.

Linda and I started watching a replacement show called "Raines". Stars Jeff Goldblum as a police detective who "sees" the murdered victims of the crimes he investigates. Not as ghosts, but as figments of his own imagination. He sees and talks to the victims during the investigation and they continue to evolve as he learns more and more about them. It's really pretty interesting and entertaining, but apparently only six episodes were made, so next week is the last. Seems like that's always the way.

For those who don't live hear, the state of New Orleans as I see it. It's been 19 1/2 months. New Orleans East is still very slow in returning, as is Lakeview, although I think Lakeview is coming back a bit quicker. Since I drive through a portion of Lakeview to get to work, I continue to see more and more homes being demolished, but also new homes are starting to rise up out of the ashes (waters??).

It appears that most people, like me, not directly involved with the rebuilding of New Orleans, have resumed a semblance of normal that is mainly frequenting areas that are pretty much up and running again. It's funny. It's possible to pretty much avoid almost all areas that are still in various stages of devastation, destruction and rebuilding. If you do this, it's almost as if everything is really ok again. If you don't mind the lack of trees, rush hour traffic that starts hours sooner and lasts hours longer, still L-O-N-N-N-G-G lines at the most popular restaurants, traffic lights that work only sporadically or not at all, and out of state plates that outnumber the LA plates, of course. Oh, I almost forgot... trucks and trucks and trucks and trucks with trailers and more trucks and more trucks with trailers!!

Well, gotta go do some cooking. Take care and God bless you!!

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Blogger Patti said...

First! (haha, just kidding) It's true, I can't believe how much stuff is still K-related. Things that I thought would have been back to normal by now and still aren't.

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