Tuesday, August 30, 2005

No news is good news ... I hope!

 

     Thank all of you for your kind words and well wishes for Dad and Panda. As yet, I have had no word but that's not exactly surprising. With the amount of flooding and such going on there and the decision to do a mandatory evacuation, I'm assuming that it may be a while before they try to go home.

     They say that no news is good news, so ... I'll trust that wherever they are, they are surrounded by friends having a hurricane party, it would be much like my dad to take full advantage of a hurricane day or two.  

     They say that 80% of New Orleans is flooded. Dad happens to live just outside of the French Quarter which seems to be part of the lucky 20% less affected by the floods than the rest, making them prime target for looters, a sad but true reality of a disaster like this.

     Here in Florida there is a mandatory curfew instated after a hurricane that prevents people from being out on the street at all, unless it's an absolute emergency ...  people pretty much tend to abide by it here. Two different worlds, I know.

     BTW ... Panda is a black and white Cocker Spaniel, I couldn't find a photo of her to post so I've borrowed the one above from the Zim Family, I hope they don't mind. Awww ... how cute are they?

     My pick for J-link du jour is called ... "Todd Called"   and was written by my friend Kate from  The Life of a  Wolf Journal. Stop by and hear her story as she begins to find out how much damage there is to her apartment and to her life as she knows it in New Orleans (she's posted photos).

                                                 

12 comments:

cneinhorn said...

thanks for the update my friend...i had stopped by kate's journal earlier...

sieblonde said...

Please let us know when you hear from him.  I'm sure he's fine, just in the middle of a huge, huge mess.   ~Sie

ally123130585918 said...

Hi Coy - just watching sky tv showing the devastation caused by Katrina - How could one comment on such a terrible natural disaster...I hope you and yours are OK...please keep us informed...Ally

hadonfield78 said...

I pray too that everyones loved ones are going to be ok. This is a very scarry time. I hope your Dad will be ok ??

belfastcowboy75 said...

You really predicted the potential problems uniqye to NO in that previous entry. I hope Dad is fine and hasn't suffered any loss.

suzypwr said...

I am keeping your dad and Panda in my thoughts. Hopefully he is doing just fine :)
xoxo

tlorenz2000 said...

Hey there!  Great to meet you.
This link promised a haiku over at poetry dance.  Am I not seeing it?  (pouts)

I hope your father makes it through the floods,  safely.

SINS

cneinhorn said...

hope dad and panda are fine...thinking of Kate and Todd too and all that are suffering in NO and the other areas affected by katrina.

~  www.jerseygirljournal.com  

sassydee50 said...

Coy~Sayin a lil prayer for Dad & pup! Blessings, Sassy :-)

http://journals.aol.com/SassyDee50/SassysEYE

lamove04 said...

Ahh, I do hope your Dad is ok.  What a sad situation for all affected, and the rest of the country just looks on, life is completely normal here.  --Albert

candace636 said...

You, your Dad and Panda will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Candace

txsguinan said...

I had to go back and read everything you'd written on your family, and especially those in New Orleans.  You called the situation pretty well, it seems.  I do hope by now you've heard from Dad and Panda, and that they're safe and sound.  Keeping good thoughts....