Around this general time I got my first shower (cold) since the day before the storm hit. It wasn’t just a case of being funky since we had been in the storm surge so this event marked a major quality of life improvement. On the way back from Stone County we found the liquor store just inside the Harrison County line on Highway 49 was open and inside of five minutes we marked a second major quality of life improvement that day.
There were not many volunteers around at that point so I have no one to thank except by business partner for letting us use the shower and the nice folks at the liquor store for opening up without power in the sweltering heat along with Gram Grams for providing ground transportation.
In any event those of you that are reading from across the nation trying to figure out the last Katrina post and comments it isn’t that the folks here aren’t grateful for the outpouring of support but….
As the annual updates on Katrina recovery reached their fever pitch this weekend, Carbo was not alone. A NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune article titled “Things to do Saturday that have nothing to do with Katrina” had garnered more page views than a comprehensive listing of Katrina-related events.
Jim Ferly, who rode out the storm in 2005, opted to spend Saturday dodging the August heat and memorial events with an afternoon showing of the comedy “American Ultra” with his girlfriend.
Ferly said that his home in Uptown was undamaged by Katrina, but he has plenty of friends who lost houses and loved ones, things that are hard to forget even without the annual flurry of Katrina coverage.
Here is a sampling of relevant social media.
— CJ Mordock (@CJMordock) August 28, 2015
Finally it is worth pointing out Slabbed did mark the 9th anniversary of the Hurricane here because to understand some of the things happening today is to understand that Katrina is inherent to the discussion.
Last year on August 29th I worked all day before tweeting the score of a high school football game that evening. So far the very low key Katrina +9 remains my favorite anniversary of the storm bar none.