(Before Gustav)

I live in southeastern Louisiana, where we are at present dreading the possible arrival of Hurricane Gustav. As I have clearing and battening to do, I likely won't be heard from for the next few days. Should the hurricane strike, we will probably lose power and Internet access for some time; nonetheless, I plan to find a way to announce my survival here. If nothing appear, check WelcomeHomeSoldier as well.

We who rode out Katrina have learned from it and are as prepared as possible.

Hopefully, in a few days I will be laughing at my failure to predict the hurricane's sudden swerve for Australia.