Cruising around

I finally got a chance to cruise around a bit today and take some pictures, getting a sense of things as the city reorganizes. I also began asking about temporary work and it quickly became apparent there’s a need for just about anything.

Mail is a big issue, since most folks haven’t gotten any for two months. We’re finally getting a little at the house, but so far it’s been for the former resident who’s still in serious trouble with the law. Nearly everything that has arrived with our names on it came before the hurricane or has been junk. We took a trip to the USPS center near the Superdome, only to be told there was nothing there for us and to wait for stuff at home. I figure it’ll catch up eventually and all my creditors have my phone number anyway. A few have called, but most back right off once I mention “New Orleans.” I wonder how long that’s gonna last.

One industry that’s thriving locally these days is the sign industry. There are even signs that tell you how to order more. As is the landfills aren’t already getting enough crap.

There’s plenty of political commentary as well, this one reflecting the feelings of pretty much every evacuee we’ve run into lately.

But, in the midst of it all, true love flourishes at Fat Harry’s. And, since there are no streetcars for now, you can park on neutral ground because it’ll be awhile before they’re running again.

2 Comments so far

  1. Busy (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 3:16 pm

    Great pics! It’s really awesome to see the city through your pictures and words, Kimmie’s too!

  2. roux (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 6:42 pm

    Political commentary should be “F Government”. It has failed on all levels. Starting with the levee’s…

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