The Times-Picayune site (www.nola.com) has some tremendous pics of all the folks going back and beginning the cleanup Uptown and everyone else. Looks like the Sav-A Center on Tchoup and the Tchoup Stop and other places are getting back to business. That’s great, knowing things are ginning back up toward a semblance of normal, however long it’s going to take. Even the Magazine St. Sammich Shop (First and Magazine) says it’s opening back up today with a limited menu. We can walk to food, once we get back.
We’re jealous and frustrated, at least in some ways, feeling like there’s all this activity we can’t take part in for now. But, on the other hand, we’re not yet prepared to go in and do it right. Family needs us here in Dallas for a bit longer and we’ve got to assemble cleanup stuff (boots, masks etc) before we go tackle what I’m sure is a Major Mess at the business in Mid-City.
My one concern is possible mold at the house, even though it remained dry. We lost only the one small window upstairs, but I cut off the main power switch as we left Sept. 9th. I’m hoping we can get someone back in there to at least cut on a fan pretty soon. That said — our worries are so much less than those who will have to completely gut their houses. Thank God we emptied the fridge of all but the condiments in the door.