Our safe house . . . on a beautiful lake . . .
near a country town . ..
with yearlings nearby . . .
and these beautiful berry bushes on the roadside . . .
What are they? Someone please tell me.
PHASE 4 Sunday: Spent looking for ice up here where there are no corner quick stops. The local church was so nice to let us put all our frozen fish and shrimp we brought from home into their deep freezer. BigSis and all her crew plus my Danno arrived in the afternoon. I fried fish for everyone for supper, trying to keep busy so my mind would not consider the worst. I watched the Weather Channel intermittently, and finally at 9 p.m. we four girls decided to make a trip to torture mart 30 miles away for air mattresses. That store looked like it had been pillaged before we got there! That is why you will see nothing but white bread on the table.
There were 12 of us here — all related, and we did make a big mess!
PHASE 5 Monday Day of Landfall: Stayed up all night watching a New Orleans station on Direct TV. Since we don’t live in New Orleans, we switched back to Weather Channel where we saw a live report from the town just north of my bayou. Both our bayou town and that city were in the path of the eye of the hurricane.
8:30 a.m. BAYOU FABIO called from his cell phone on his boat saying the wind and rain were blowing sideways. He said the power company turned off the electricity last night.
10 a.m. he called again from a land line where he had to take shelter after the door of his boat flew off. The wind then took off half the house roof right before he called. While he was relaying this information he said it was all of a sudden calm. You must realize that he does not see the radar images on TV that we see. He is just “in it”, so I told him the eye was passing over and that it was going to get rough again after the calm.
He said there was no flooding so far, but the bayou was very rough.
Thank you all for your prayers. If my homes don’t flood, it will be a prayer miracle for sure!!!