juan's gone...thank god. but i still have a clown loach!
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:08 PM   #1
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well as our plane was taking off from halifax last thursday i was thinking to myself "i never thought i'd be heading to the southern us to escape the aftermath of a hurricane". anyway, now we're back from new orleans and everything here is for the most part back to normal. we have power now (it was out for about a week) and telephone (lost for about 4 days). if any of you don't believe that we got hammered check out this link:


if you look carefully at some of the aerial shots of the large park (point pleasant park) you can see that some areas have been totally flattened.

my house managed to escape much in the way of damage (well, i don't have any trees in the back yard any more; one of them took out a corner of my neighbour's garage). i'm sure some of you in some parts of the world may be used to this sort of thing, but not us in eastern canada. juan hit shortly after midnight; we were laying in bed and you could count the transformers that were being fried; the whole sky would light up. the next day the army was called in to clean up. it was so surreal driving to work the next day; driving down streets half way, only to have to back up because of fallen trees. you really have to see something like this to appreciate it, pics don't seem to do it justice.

anyway i worked 3 days before leaving for the airport, each morning filled with obscenities as i had what i hoped was my last ice cold shower of the week. but the power still had not been restored by the time we left, so we ended up packing in the dark (just try it. i ended up having to buy a tie in new orleans).

every story has it's bright spot. we were not hurt (there were some fatalities). and how's this: a clown loach, still alive when i walked through the door, after 6-7 days of no power. he's still doing ok.

lastly, thanks to all who provided us with suggestions on what to do in new orleans. sadly, i had to list them from memory, as i didn't have access to the internet until after we were in new orleans for a few days.

hope you all are well,

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