Friday, September 30, 2005

I joined a new gym & will be moving into my new place

I joined a new gym today! I have a 3 year membership at the 24 hour fitness now so I can workout at 3am if I want to! hahaha! Not that I would but, I could. Also, I should be moving into my new place around the 5th of Oct. It's really nice but, I'm sitting on the floor and sleeping on an air bed. Well, I just wanted to keep you posted. Looks like things are getting back to normal after the hurricane. I think I'm going to be going back to New Orleans in about a week to let FEMA into my old place to take pictures.
I was watching the news yesterday and it looks like there is a 3rd hurricane on it's way. They say it's pointed right at Texas where I'm at! :o(
My new mailing address is:
Melissa Dettwiller
3118 FM 528 #295
Webster, TX 77598

Sunday, September 25, 2005

This is a perfect diagram of New Orleans

This is a perfect diagram of New Orleans. Now you will understand why it can't with stand a hurricane. :O) Click on the picture below to enlarge.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Here we go again! Evacuation #2!

It's almost funny in it's own weird way but, it's as if Hurricane Rita is following me! I left New Orleans because of the last hurricane and evacuated to Houston, TX. Now Hurricane Rita is pointed right at Houston, TX where I just signed a lease on an apt! If it wasn't for that I'd pack up and move to Las Vegas with out looking back! On the bright side... I did find a hotel about 80 miles north of Houston in Conroe, TX and I did manage to find lots of snack food, ice, and some bottles of water. :o) Finding the water was the hardest task. The ice was easy because all I had to do was go to the ice machine at the hotel I'm at. If you ever get caught with a hurricane headed your way and you can't find ice look at the local hotels ice machine! It's often over looked! If it wasn't for that I would have been out of luck because all the ice was sold out BIG TIME! SAME went for the water! The only reason I found bottled water was because a box got pushed under a shelf and for some weird reason I though to get on my hands and knees and look under it.. Don't ask me why.. lol! I really don't know.. I couldn't get over how empty the grocery store was. After we check out and were leaving we saw a family with 4 kids and a beat up looking car sitting under a tree in the 109 degree heat and they were there when we went in the store also. We stopped and asked if they were ok and learned that they were from Houston, TX and didn't have a place to stay or any money for food, gas, or water. I gave them 5 of my bottles of water, 2 bottles of soda water, and a $20 bill. The dad told me thank you very much as was very thankful for the gas money. I wish I had a place for them to stay but, my room was full already. What really got me was they didn't ask for anything and were very modest!

Friday, September 02, 2005

I just heard on the news that even after the water goes down from the flood we still can't go look through our homes in New Orleans to see if there is anything we can salvage because of toxic mold and air born germs. I hope that's not true because I want so bad to go check on my cats to make sure they are not alive and starving to death. I don't think they made it through the flood but I can't live with myself if I don't know for sure!!! They also said on the news that the looting was so bad that the looters burned down the Lake Side Mall where I use to shop all the time. Why would they want to burn down a mall?? How could something like this happen? This is like a bad dream.. maybe if I pinch myself I'll wake up from it! I'm still looking for an apt here in Houston Texas. It's hard because I don't know my way around the city and it's so big. I keep getting lost!

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