Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Orleans Revisited

Well, I'm way beyond the need for an apology for lateness on this, so I'm just going to jump right into it.

How do you spell "goloshes"?

This is what the inside of the homes looked like. We were taking everything out of the house and putting it on the curb for removal.

Erin & I with swords in front of a small pile of trash

All the homes had been inspected for bodies after the flooding. You can see here the date, the group that came in, and what they found. Most were empty, some had pets, and some others had people.

Here you can see how high the water line was in this area.


Here you can see the tarps covering the roofs of many houses. This was damage done by the hurricane winds. We had one crew going out to put these tarps up. These tarps prevented further damage to the homes.

I still have a hard time knowing what to think about this trip, even a month later. It's such a huge thing, my mind can't even deal with it. Thousands (millions?) of people losing their homes, their way of life. Meanwhile life goes on for everyone else, and they don't give it a second thought.

All I can do it pray, and believe in God to be merciful to all those involved and to show himself through this disaster.

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