–posted by Neil Hendrick
This was my welcome to the New New Orleans…in November, things were still in a state of emergency. There were Red Cross stations everywhere, HUMV’s patrolled the streets (they still do, but now we don’t notice) and the cuisine du jour was Army rations. These are some of my first impressions of New Orleans.
I have since learned that "TFC" stands for "Took Freon Core." The Freon is a bio-hazard and has to be disposed of carefully.
Still, there are a lot of people about, the coffeeshops and breakfast places that are open are full. Where there is internet access, there are people with laptops, riding wireless.I have staked out several haunts. Sometimes, I can even get a signal in my apartment.