Sadly, I think this will become a weekly event. I seem to have loose ends laying about and I don't want to forget anything.
First off, I promise I have the day aftermath of Katrina up in a few days. I am looking for the email from LSU warning of looting in downtown BR (it was found to be false). I may even add stuff from the power being out from Gustav (2008) to compare/contrast good and craptastic government.
I am an uncle to two great kids in Wyoming, Hunter (4) and Hippie(2). The found that Uncle Mudbug is an excellent jungle gym. However, Uncle Mudbug is now sore as heck. Need a week off now. I did discover that kids love poo and poop. It was their favorite words. Maybe it's the taboo of a "dirty" word that makes them love to say it. All the time. Hunter is all excited about rabbit hunting season again and cannot wait to go hunting with his dad, and Hippie runs around naked. And talks to herself all of the time. A little disturbing to see naked baby, but whatever.
Watched the stock market and gold prices all day. Gold went up, Dow Jones (DJIA) went down. DJIA was down 300, but closed down 100.96. I can't wait to see how the President "helps" with his speech on Thursday. Not at all encouraging. But not surprising.
I'm trying to send rain to TX to help out. We get an average rainfall of less than 8 inches a year, with 30 inches of snow (30 inches of snow translates into 3 inches of rain), and it has been raining every other day for two weeks. As I am writing this, more rain is falling. I love the rain and miss it from Louisiana, but I'm getting used to the lack of rain, and would rather others get it. Besides, with the moronic water rules out here, the more it rains, the more water we owe to New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico from the Rio Grande.