Saturday, August 30, 2008

Still Here

Yes, we are still here. We've gotten our sandbags and are boarding up our front glass door and windows. 


Don't know why, but I'm cleaning the house from top to bottom ... like Gustav is an invited guest.

The mayor has issued only a voluntary evacuation and there probably will not be a mandatory one for our city. Most of the surrounding parishes are under mandatory evacuation.

Contra-flow (only allowing traffic to go in a northern direction) starts tomorrow morning at 4:00 a.m. until midnight.

And, get this ... WalMart and other stores have closed at 6:00 p.m. today. Not sure why. 

Oh, and gas ... most stations are out! It's like I'm living in the movie "Independence Day." It's just weird and freaky. Seeing the images of the cars bumper-to-bumper is kinda scary. People are just trying to get out.

As of right now, we are planning to stay, but maybe not at home. Beau has to be at the church to help with any people that would come for shelter, but we are staying. So, we probably will go to the church and stay in our offices on air mattresses. Just don't know what we're going to do with Roxy Belle right now ... still working that out.

Thanks for your prayers. Please don't stop praying.

10 Comments:

blessedwith5 said...

I am sooo praying!!! Hugs dear friend!

Jeanette said...

Just be safe! We are praying....

Queen B said...

Still praying...

Tracie said...

Hey Mama Belle.

Just letting you know I am praying for y'all. Please stay safe in Lafayette!

We have decided to stay in Panama City at least through tomorrow...then head to Bruce's mom's house in Tallahassee.

I feel SO WEIRD-NOT going back home. I feel like we should be there helping other people. But God keeps reminding me that He has us here for a reason. Bruce thinks it's b/c when we do finally head back home, we will need to bring back supplies, etc...

Anyway...Praying for your safety!!!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Praying hard BFF! Stay safe.

Kari said...

praying for you in Houston,,

Soliloquy said...

PRAYING! Still ever praying for you!

Keep us posted.

blessedwith5 said...

How are you? Still praying dear friend!

Tammy said...

Praying for your safety....

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Man...Fox news is killing me with all the information...praying His safety and protection over ya'll...