Still getting back to the norm. Gustav is still on everyone's mind, the city is still fonked up, so its hard to move forward.
A few photos of the apartment damage. The sad thing is, I took these on Sunday. The debri is still there. Nothing has been cleaned up by management. I'm crawling over these trees every morning in my heels to get to my car. We're going on 11 days now with zero clean up. Have you smelled a rotting tree before?
This is the Comite River, which was across from where J and I were staying at his parent's house. Yes, those are tree tops. You can see that its reached the bottom of the bridge. It rose over 8 feet. In this particular spot there are usually sand bars that run along side of the river where J and I ride the 4 wheeler with friends.
This house is to the left of the photo of the river above. This property is considered prime real estate for our area. Its every country boy's dream to have a piece of land to build on that backs up to this river. Its a big want to have easy access for riding and spending time with your family on the river. Now, this prime real estate is a swamp.
Lessons learned during and after the storm
No mater how many times you flick the switch, lights won't work without electricity.
It's the only time you'll ever be jealous of someone with gas cans strapped to the roof of their car.
Vienna sausages only appear on the food pyramid during hurricane season.
Gas mileage is recalculated based on miles per fume.
Lovebugs do not disappear in 80+ mph winds.
Baton Rouge resembles Mexico City without traffic lights.
The drain pan under a defrosted freezer can smell like a dead body.
MRE Emergency Meals taste like canned chunky soup and spaghetti 'os .
A frozen jug of water will keep a gallon of milk cold for 2 days in an ice chest.
There are/were a lot of really big trees around here
People will get into a line that has already formed without having any idea what the line is for.
Calories consumed during a hurricane or power outage don't count.
Telemarketers function no matter what the weather is doing.
Most popular text message after September 1st was "do you have power?"
Crickets can increase their volume to overcome the sound of 14 generators.
Dirty clothes in an unsupervised hamper multiply at an exponential rate.
Coffee, spaghetti, french fries and frozen pizzas can be made on a grill.
He who has the biggest generator wins.
Tree service companies are under-appreciated except after a hurricane.
There are a lot more stars in the sky than most people thought.
If you owned a store that sold only ice, chain saws, gas, generators, you would be rich.
That's all for now. I'll try to refrain from Gustav posts from now on. Time to move on I suppose.