Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Better Safe Than Sorry

That's the new official motto of the Southwest Louisiana area, declared and so moved by me! Plus, the evacuation was mandatory and I wanted to do my civic duty by being obedient to the law.

When we left for Rita three years ago this month, we were laughing about all the trouble of evacuating for nothing (or so we thought!) and boasting that we'd be back in a day or two. When we left for Gustav, we were fretful and thinking we might be gone several weeks--and we were back in a day or two. Ya just never know.

The sad thing is, when you dodge the bullet, it usually means someone else has to take it. My heart goes out to the people who are now having to deal with the problems brought in by Gustav.

I was able to participate in a few shopping therapy groups and managed to get a few new books from Borders, a bookstore I'd never been in before--AND--I bought a Christmas gift, so I guess I can say I have officially started my Christmas shopping!!

We had a great time visiting with my sister and brother-in-law, but I am glad to be home.


  1. Just replied to your comment on my site, Annie. So good to hear that this one spared you there. We have a Borders here, but I much prefer Barnes and Nobel, finding their layout and service much more to my liking. Once again: Good news! Good news!...

  2. Bookstore therapy? Glad the evacuation wasn't wasted!

  3. Yes, bookstore therapy is a great idea and one I heartily recommend. As long as it doesn't become an addiction, but if so, I know of a really good therapist! lol. Thanks for dropping by my blog with all you have going on in your life. So very thankful you are safe and that you took it seriously.


  4. I am so glad that you were safe! And I have some Christmas already bought too!

  5. Well I am glad you are home safely and that you managed to make some lemonade out of the lemon named Gustav. He managed to wreak havoc in my household and we're hundreds of miles away from where he actually was, lol.

  6. Glad you are home safe and sound and found all is well there. Borders is my favorite "lose myself" (and empty my wallet) store.

  7. Glad you're home. Glad you're safe. Next time, come here!


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