Dad and Panda
Some of you have already figured out that the magnitude of Katrina's devastation and the stories that have followed have overwhelmed me to the point that I've not been able to write even brief updates on our own story that my family and I have been living for 20 days now.
With so many out there that have lost their lives, their loved ones, their pets ... with all of those young children separated from their mothers, our issues have felt somewhat insignificant in comparison.
But ... this is my journal, you are my friends and yes, I do have a story that I hope to eventually be able to tell. For now I'll just say that Dad and Panda are doing well and we are starting to feel hopeful that they will be able to return to New Orleans soon to begin to pick up the pieces of life as they knew it.
Plans do not include however ... rushing home prematurely to rough it without electricity, clean water and phone service, it's just not necessary.
Plus ... my sister and I are sort of enjoying our catching up with Dad time.