So I tried to leave New Orleans today at 12:30 pm but after 4 hours of driving I had only made it 15 miles. I was alone and tired so I decided the safe play was to return.
It’s sad when the “safe play” is to go back and be pounded a Category 5 hurricane.
Katrina is going to completely change the City I live in. As I have said many times, I like change. However, this isn’t what I had in mind.
So, basically I’m like everyone else who is caught off guard by massive change. Oh well, I’ll adjust.
Perhaps I can also document some of what happens. I have my cellphone, which has a camera, and I’ll try to take some pictures and upload them to the Flickr photo site.
I almost certainly won’t have power soon (if the cellphone towers get hammered, which is pretty much a given). I probably won’t be able to post much to the web, but I have my paper journal. It never needs rebooting. So I’ve got that going for me.
For now, I’m in a safe place and I’ll survive the storm, although I won’t enjoy being in it. Hopefully it won’t be as devastating as they say it will be.
Odds are it will very bad for the city.
Here’s how I look at it: I am about to have a unique experience and a very powerful one. I intend to make the most of it.
That’s really all one can do at this point.