Tuesday, September 6, 2005

They're here, finally ...

Dad and Panda arrived last night, it's been a long week for all of us, especially Panda ... she looks good (cute as can be) but has not been eating well with all that's going on. They both need to get settled in, looks like it may be quite a while before anyone gets back into New Orleans for anything.

     It's mind boggling to think about being completely misplaced in the world. Your home, your business, everything you own with the exception of the dog, the car and a couple of your favorite shirts,

     One of the hardest things seems to be the fact that communication has been shut off into that area. It's our experience that the cell phone service is available for out going calls but not for incoming which makes locating friends and family that live in the area almost impossible.

     I'm sure that there are online services set up somewhere to help people locate each other, I will be looking into that for him as time permits. If any of you know where we could get started, the information would be appreciated.

     For the moment, off to the gym and then to work, life does go on. Our refugees will be spending the day with my sister at the party store ... still observing Panda and Angie the Doberman, don't want to leave them alone yet until hierarchy is established. Neither of the dogs are aggressive (at all) but ultimately one will become Alfa, it could quite possible be little Panda because she has a voice and that's quite intimidating to Angie who likes things nice and quiet.

       

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16 comments:

sunflowerkat321 said...

I'm glad to hear that your dad and Panda have arrived safely.  I know you must be incredibly relieved.

ally123130585918 said...

Coy so glad Dad and Panda arrived OK...Just hope things get back to normal soon -( but I understand it is not going to be soon )....wonder how long it will  take - it looks just like a war zone - must be heartbreaking to lose everything.Ally

hadonfield78 said...

Coy, Im glad that they were ok and are not safely with you. Thank the Lord.
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nanmm11 said...

Hi Coy,
  So Happy that your dad and panda are safe with you. It will be a long road of healing and getting back to their lives and if there is anything we can do for you or Dad please don't hesitate and let us know. My prayers are with you all.

suzypwr said...

I am so happy for your family! I hope many more families can reunite as yours has!

xoxo

alphawoman1 said...

Try msnbc...they have a gigantic message board going on for the victims and their families and loved ones.

astaryth said...

Glad to hear about your Dad and Panda's safe arrival! As for looking for missing persons, another message board is over at http://www.katrina.com. Cool story about that web site. Seems lady owned it and was using it for her business prior to the hurricaine. Enough people stopped by asking questions, etc that she decided to turn it into a public service type site.... Another place is http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina. Also, a  lot of the newstation/newspapers are offering bulletin boards and things for locating missing people.... Good luck with whoever you are searching for... I hope they are safe!

indigosunmoon said...

So glad to hear this.  Good news is
so welcome right now!!!
Connie

dcmeyer420 said...

Happy to hear your good news. I have been AWOL for a while because I volunteered for the Red Cross. It is very tiring emotionally and physically but also rewarding. Take care of your Dad and Panda...

judithheartsong said...

hugs your way dear lady. judi

fitzzer said...

I'm so glad they got there safely. ~ Lori

deabvt said...

Yea!!  Dad & Panda made it!
Sorry, I`ve been sick for 2 weeks. I`ll be back more often.
V

lamove04 said...

Hi Coy, so glad that you can offer your Dad and Panda a home right now... I hope he can bounce back from this as soon as possible.  It must be so hard for him to see the shape his city is in!  hugs, Albert

cneinhorn said...

glad for the update.  hope you are well..

jlocorriere05 said...

It's good to hear they arrived safely. I bet you're right in saying Panda will probably be boss. Most big dogs are wary of smaller dogs. My very tiny terrier used to scare the hell out of the German Shepherd next door!! Jeannette.

luvmort said...

Yeah!