Surviving the South...Okay it's been a while since my last post. The past few weeks have brought promotions and new jobs, (yes, Ken got the job he was interviewing for!) natural disaster in the form of Hurricane Katrina and all of it's devastating glory, and now the Labor Day holiday. Quite a busy few weeks if you ask me.
Ken and I both have friends that either live in New Orleans or have family that live there, as well as Mississippi and Alabama. Having seen hundreds of refugees from these states, it hits home how lucky most people actually are. When I see pictures of the devastation in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, I feel like I'm looking at pictures taken in Haiti. This can't be my homeland! My President cares about our citizens, so he couldn't allow all of this to just be happening at a slow pace. Food and clothing and shelter and clean-up should be happening at the most rapid pace it can be, and no looter should be able to hinder this. I say shoot the looters and keep cleaning up! We need to get this wonderful state back on it's feet as soon as humanly possible! These poor people can't stay in the Astrodome forever! FEMA, get moving already!
Jackson is doing terrific. He's got a mouthful of teeth, he yells and screams with laughter all day long, he's starting to walk...progress, it's wonderful thing. Ken starts his new job on the 15th of September, and I've been working the Trailblazer program through work...Orlando look out!
In closing, please please please donate to the American Red Cross...our people need our help, and we're the lucky ones who have food, clothing, shelter, jobs, money in our pockets...let's give all we can to help those who need it.