Katrina, blogged

Honestly, the last thing I want to read right now is more about Katrina, but I can’t just let 10 years (such a nice round number) go by without any acknowledgement. But mostly it’s just going to be links.

I am really grateful I’ve been blogging for 14 years at times like this.

August 23, 2005: The last “normal” time I blogged. (Aside: really great feature here on NOLA.com about the last “normal” day in New Orleans.)

Saturday is my first fitting for my wedding dress. I’m so friggin’ excited. It can’t come fast enough! And then I’m going to DC for Labor Day weekend, courtesy of my dear dear dear friends and big sister. Fun two weekends coming up. Yay!

Or, not.

August 29, 2005: Just a quick check-in to say we were fine.

August 31, 2005: Regrets that I only packed for a weekend.

September 1, 2005: Reality is sinking in.

It’s impossible to comprehend what’s happening. People have always talked about the Big One hitting New Orleans directly. But we didn’t really think it’d happen in our lifetime. And it’s playing out exactly like they said it would. Of course, I wouldn’t have predicted the lawlessness that would take over the city. I can’t believe there are people taking shots at helicoptors.

September 4, 2005: A week post-storm.

I was at Target this evening and behind me in line was an elderly man with his son or grandson. The grand/son went to get him some razors and while we were waiting in line, the man asked me where I was from. I said Algiers and he said he was from Chalmette. Chalmette, in case you don’t know, is gone. I read that 96% of all of the homes are under water. Under a lot of water.

September 4, 2005 (another post): Moving our wedding. You can read more about that here.

I have come to realize that I just don’t care where it is. As long as it happens, who really cares where it is?

September 10, 2005: On the road. We headed to Virginia just to get away from it all.

September 20, 2005: Back in Baton Rouge.

September 22, 2005: Some inanity.

September 28, 2005: Back at work (in Baton Rouge).

Found out our New Orleans offices might not reopen until the new year. Which means I might spend the first month of married life living in another city as George.

October 1, 2005: Home!

After that, my blog is mostly wedding talk, but if you want to read all of my entries about Katrina, you can find them here.

Some random pics from that era…