Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Post-Gustav Post

Well, I survived Gustav...though it really didn't turn out to be all that horrible, considering it was on a direct trajectory for this area.

I stayed at my girlfriend's parents' house since Saturday evening, and Monday was when we got the worst of it. High winds and lots of rain. Their neighbors' wooden fence got blown down, and lots of branches were snapped off, but all in all it wasn't all that bad. After things calmed, we thought we might be getting another round, thinking we were in the eye and would get the other side, but we didn't really get anything like the first bout, which was probably the top of the eye.

And now I'm back in Lafayette, with electricity and air conditioning and the internet. Though lots of other people in Louisiana are without electricity right now, which sucks. And since I've been off the grid for the past few days, I have no idea what's been going on in the world...so off to the news sites!

4 comments:

Philip said...

I was off the grid all weekend too, so I just heard about Gustav last night. Glad you're okay, bud.

Jill said...

Glad you're safe and sound! And this time, LA and the Gulf Coast seemed prepared for it.

Kenny Wyland said...

Dude, you have a girlfriend? heh, j/k. Very glad to hear you are safe!!

Emily said...

Glad to hear you weathered the storm okay. When I thought it was going to hit shore as a Cat 5, I thought you were insane for staying, but I guess it toned down quite a bit.