When it’s been a while since you’ve seen a new post here, I always start with “I’m alive”, and this time is no different. I’m alive, and finally almost 100% well after being laid up with some kind of URI and deep chest congestion and resulting cough. Man, that took a lot out of me, and I must be getting old, because it’s taking me some time to feel full strength. Not there quite yet.
Meanwhile, we evacuated before Hurricane Nate, just to be on the safe side. It was just an over-nighter at my oldest son’s house. He, his lady friend, and I tag-team cooked a delicious dish of chicken breasts in mushroom cream sauce, with pasta and sauce and garlic bread. Muzic Man, Dotter, and the new grand baby, Vivie, came over, and we had our own tame version of a “non-hurricane” party. So thankful that the flooding in Mississippi was minimal, and no one was killed or injured, as far as I know.
The water in the bayou rose here, but the floodgate has been opened today and hopefully all the excess water will recede with the falling tide.
And, we escaped another hurricane, but before Irma, everything at my home and at Camp Dularge was picked up, tied down, and hurricane proofed, thanks to the help of my oldest son, David. He was a great help to me at both places and in getting both my boats out of the water, onto trailers, and stowed away in his yard. Right now, his yard looks like a used car, truck, and boat lot!
I think I’m going to leave things hurricane proofed until the official end of hurricane season, 2017. However, I must figure out how to get my boats back down here so I can continue to do tours and to start chasing the fall trout in Lake Decade.
I’m currently writing three articles under deadline about the Mississippi River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp project. This assignment has been thwarted at almost every turn. First with the rains of Harvey and the scare of Irma, combined with illness, it seems like my “muse” has taken a permanent vacation. So, please, everyone who has creative energies to spare, please send them my way so that I can churn out these final pieces by the 15th.
Hope all of you are faring well and that you’ve recovered from flooding in TX and elsewhere, and that you are all hanging in there and rising above.
To better days and fall weather,