Still No Sleep as New Orleans Gets Submerged

Aug 29, 2005 by

On the road 17 hours yesterday, still no sleep after 40 hours. Finally got checked into a Ramada in Memphis. Cats are much better after several seeming near heatstroke events on the drive up.

In the background the TV man’s voice says the eye wall will pass New Orleans in about an hour. I sit here badly in need of a drink, halfheartedly nibbling on the complimentary continental breakfast. Everything I own, know, or love in that town teeters on the brink of being submerged. The Hundred Year Storm is putting a severe cramp in my style.

I’m going to go survey the news and see if I can get any idea of what returning will portend. Will write more from here in the hotel lobby this evening.