9.03.2005

Relief

I finally got to talk to my brother today. He is home safe in Natchez. He had been in New Orleans, but heeded the warnings to get out before the storm struck. He has opened his home to friends from New Orleans who managed to get out, but is worried about those friends that didn't leave.
I have been trying to get in touch with him for a week but each time I called I received the recorded message that the phone lines were out due to the hurricane. It was very reassuring to hear his voice today...

11 comments:

Floridacracker said...

I can imagine how relieved you must be. I'm glad he's okay!

lené said...

I bet you are relieved. I have a friend headed down to Mississippi who works on a Search and Rescue team. It sounds just terrible down there. Glad to hear your family is safe and sound.

Dee said...

glad you heard from your brother. You must be very relieved.

Watchmania said...

I'm glad to hear that he is okay.

thingfish23 said...

Thumbs-up.

Critical Mess said...

It's my turn to be happy for you. Anna, Frankie and I send you our best, and hope that everything turns out well for you and yours. And if you backchannel me your snail mail address, we'll send you a little something special from Frankie (dbreshears1969@yahoo.com).

Pushesrb said...

Glad to hear that you finally heard from him. I know how worried you were about that. Hope everything else is going good.

P.S.--Might have a temp. solution for my drama :)

catherine said...

So happy for your relief. The stories about people who can't reach other people are so heartbreaking, and enraging. No excuse, none, de nada.

Watching the stations that are letting people talk directly to the camera, I'm struck by how brave and to the point people are being. "I can't reach my brother Jim. He lives in whatever county. My phone number is 555-whatever. Please call." Or on the other end, "My name is Jane Doe. Just want my family in wherever to know we're okay. We've lost everything but we're all alive." God.

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Phone systems, supply of electricity and gas, it's all so fragile. Glad he's ok Swampy.

swamp4me said...

Thanks to all of you for your concern. I appreciate it.

SquirrleyMojo said...

so glad he made it out ok Swampy--but an entire week of not knowing??? that would be torture.

also glad he is able to share his space and i hope he hears from his friends with good news soon.