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Monthly Archives: August 2008

We are now in Florida

After driving about 10 hours last night we arrived in Florida this morning around 10am.  We are at a nice hotel with a pool near the beach.  🙂  We are tired after a couple days of packing & preparing and then skipping sleep last night. We are also concerned about what Gustav might do as this storm … Continue reading »

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We are evacuating….

At 1:00am Sunday our team will be leaving to Florida.  We are evacuating more out of convience than out of fear.  Most likely the city will be out of power, all business will be closed, and there will be a city curfew.  The idea of a “hurrication”  sounds much better.  How are Amy and I … Continue reading »

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Hurrication: Gustav

Hurrication: Evacuation from a major hurricane turned into a short holiday. This is the term residents of New Orleans use when evacuating from a hurricane.  Even though Gustav is far away, it has already been felt by the people here. Yesterday I went to Starbucks and discovered that they were closing at 3:00pm and will be closed until things … Continue reading »

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3rd year anniversary of Katrina

Tomorrow marks the 3rd year anniversary of hurricane Katrina.  Even though Amy and I have only been living in this city for a little over a week, it is obvious that people are still suffering emotionally as well as physically.  It is a storm that is still on the minds of people here. We hear the … Continue reading »

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Learning, loving, and settling in…

We are in transition into a new culture, a new way of living, a new house, a new city. It’s a roller coaster of emotions, but underneath them all is a still small voice that whispers “I called you, I cover you with my wings, tell them ‘I am.’” Okay, so I’m definitely not Moses, but … Continue reading »

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We have arrived….

After over 48 hours of driving Mark and I arrived in New Orleans on the evening of the 19th.  It is so good to be here!  The only trouble we had on the road was a flat tire on our trailer an hour out of New Orleans.  We ended up waiting an hour and a … Continue reading »

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On the Road to NOLA – part 4

The final day has arrived. I, Mark, had to wrestle the blackberry from Matt’s hands so that I could post our next update. As I type this entry, we are currently 349 miles from our final destination: home. It still sounds strange to call New Orleans home for Matt and Amy, but at the same … Continue reading »

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On the road to NOLA part 3

We are in Kansas and we are tired!!! Last night we arrived at our hotel around 1:30am. Surprises are not good at that time of the morning. We went to check in where we were informed that they were full…I then pulled out my reservation info and gave it to her hoping I would prove … Continue reading »

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On the road to NOLA part 2

Last night at 12:45am Mark and I were attacked. By hundreds of flesh ea(ing blood sucking mosquitos at a reststop near Baker City OR. We were wounded but not deafeatd….we continue to press on itching ourselves uncontrollably :-). Rigt now we are 20 miles south of Burley id heading toward Utah. Thanks for praying for … Continue reading »

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On the road to New Orleans

Mark and I left todau at 4pm. We are driving the big rig as I type this…well Mark is driving :-)! Mark just asked me if we were there yet and I told him were getting closer as we only have 2525 miles to go. We are currently in the thriving metropolis of Grandview WA. … Continue reading »

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