Gulf Coast News Recovery Report

  I ran across this website, which has loads of details about the current state of recovery efforts along the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Biloxi, Gulfport, etc). Also see my "Mississippi" tags. Gulf Coast News Recovery Report http://www.gulfcoastnews.com/KATRINA/… The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has announced that their program to provide Mississippi Cottages is nearing an…

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QotD: Today is the Greatest…

What's the best thing about today? Mississippi trip reunion dinner: seeing our new friends once again, watching the slide show of everyone's photos. I found a recipe online for a carrot & parsley salad to take, since I've got lots of both of those. Read and post comments | Send to a friend

I Don’t Get It

  Beau Rivage OK – here’s the beautiful Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi, MS – rebuilt to surpass its former glory within a few short months after Hurricane Katrina. Total Biloxi casino revenues during the month of December 2007 were over $78,000,000.       Sharkheads Conversely, here’s a local beachfront business literally a few…

Mississippi work trip – 2008

I finally caught up on writing all about our trip to Mississippi last week, where we went to help with the ongoing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. If you'd like to read the whole thing, you can start with my Heading Out post, and keep clicking Next. If you'd like to help, you can donate your…

Progress made

  In summary, here are some photos showing what we accomplished on Miss Janie's house during the week:   Outside – Monday On the outside of the house, we removed the old siding from around the bow window, wrapped and trimmed that whole wall and fixed the window, painted the new siding on the porch,…

Last day of work

Today when I woke up, I could see I wasn't feeling any better, and possibly worse, so I just stayed in bed. Nikki brought me hot tea and toast from the dining hall, and more Vitamin C packets to drink. It was kind of sad watching everyone go off to their work days, and I…

Taranto’s Boiler

Tarantos1 One of our household rules has always been that you can't play if you didn't work – meaning if you're too sick to go to school/work/whatever during the day, then you're too sick to play ball / go out / whatever later on. So since we'd been planning all week to go out to…

Thursday in a daze

Wow, when I woke up today I could barely move. Fever, chills, stabbing pains in my head. I was feeling perfectly fine even as late as 10:00 last night! I got up anyway and shuffled into the dining hall for some hot tea, which I drank in a semi-conscious state with my head in my…

Busy busy

Sorry I've only had time to post by phone today – we played card games all evening after dinner and shower, and I'm so tired I'm actually going to go to bed at "lights out" time tonight (10:00). Read and post comments | Send to a friend