Shannon Falls, August 2012

Sunday, August 31, 2008

What is it about this weekend?!

Okay, for those of you that have put 2+2 together, yes, this is the same weekend that Katrina hit 3 years ago. The irony of it all is insane. My dad's on another business trip, but this time he's just in CA and not HA. With Katrina, dad came in the Sunday (just barely) before she hit. Both Kat and Gustav are making landfall on a Monday. And this time instead of mom and dad having a houseful, we are. It's absolutely fine, but the entire situation has given me an eerie sense of deja vu (though we had NO idea what was about to happen 3 years ago). We should be fine, and we'll still get tropical storm winds, but we feel confident that things will be secure. I'm very thankful that we live so close to my mom now that dad is out of town and Erin and Gabe have gone home. And between her house and ours, we should have what we need. Our only issue is that we don't have enough beds for everyone! Air mattresses it is! Hopefully, we won't be on the front porch this time!

Memories have flooded me today, some good, mostly bad. It's very difficult to explain my emotions and thoughts concerning what happened post-August 29, 2005. But I don't mean to be Debbie Downer. I don't wish this storm on anyone (boy, I don't), but it is a great relief not to be in the center of the cone this time around. I never will understand what continues to draw me about the Coast, even knowing what's bound to happen sooner or later. But we're home; for better or worse, we're home.

If we don't lose power, I'll do my best to keep you all updated. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts!