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Not much news yet, in wait mode

Haven't made much progress on the house or on Uncle Al -- I managed to narrow down the possible places he was in communication with ("a ritzy nursing home practially next door") to only one or two, and have found out where the most likely ones have landed. Spoke to one of their leaders on the phone in their Houston hotel makeshift facility, and she said they had a couple of non-residents with them, but that the name didn't strike her. The woman was *weary* sounding, but I have a sliver of hope. I gave her all the descriptive info I could and she was going to see if she could track down the non residents and see if any of them was Al Shea. Since he could have been picked up by anyone (FEMA and coast guard were both notified of his presence and need for help), it's possible he wasn't with them, and is elsewhere but out of Nola. It's also possible that he got hurt or ill and there's nothing I can do that will change that. So, waiting. His apt phone still rings, though. I'm taking that as a sign that he's out of there, not the negative.


Sep. 4th, 2005 10:17 am (UTC)
Just found this pic of downtown Gulfportand with the Copa Casino in the foreground. It's sitting on what used to be Highway 90 - used to be berthed in the Port of Gulfport - oops!


And someone else posted that "from the V. A. Hospital to town, practically every house on East Beach and the south side of Second Street are gone -- the lots are simply wiped clean."

I know it's stupid to be upset about buildings, but dammit, those were beautiful old houses. Nice folks lived in 'em, too.

I'll go away quietly now. *wry grin*

Sep. 4th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
You come here and talk *any* time you need to. I'm in awe of you right now, honestly. We'll snivel all over each other and keep trying.


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