Friday, September 30, 2005

6 Months at home

Well today I'm starting a job for the first time in 6 months. I've been lucky enough to be a stay at home dad for the past 6 months seeing my boy Donovan grow from the top picture to the bottom picture.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

last night in mississippi

From left to right vanessas dad jack, his wife glenda, vanessa and myself. Were standing on his slab at dusk. We got through about forty percent of his house in the time we were there. Now we are heading into oklahoma to see vanessas grandma before comming back to dallas for our flight late tonight.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

repost bigger pic

37 year cycle

This sign was still standing amongst the rubble here in waveland. Once again this place has been wiped out.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

whole neigborhood gone

This street was full of houses on both sides. Now just slabs and debris. The camera doesn't really do a good job of showing the whole picture. I think an arial photo might. We are able to drive around for miles on streets that look like this.

a house wiped clean

Don't know whose place but this ones gone.

jack's house

Vanessa, her dad Jack on his house. We tarped the gap between his cracked roof in an attempt to keep out tonights rain.


Well the moisture got to my phone last night and messed up all the keys. I managed to dry it out overnight. Luckly we're now holed up in a house with air conditioning. The electricity is wacky however and most things don't work. We tarped up vanessa's dads house of rubble since we will be getting about a foot of rain tonight thanks to gods little angel named rita which is coming to slay thousands more tomorrow night.

vanessa, myself and another lady judy (who is a volunteer postal woman) are keeping updated on the new hurricaine and thinking about leaving if it comes much closer. As it is we will definately be getting tropical storm winds and a small chance of hurricaine winds.

we've taken lots of pictures of the destruction with my camera. If I get more time ill try to shrink and post them using my treo. The devistation is massive here in bay st. Louis and in waveland. We have traveled into LA and over to gulfport where the damage doesn't seem as bad. ... Ok well more to come later...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

more disaster pics

pretty messed up pics

Home sweet home

Here's the place we're staying. It was so damn hot all night. I woke up with pools of sweat over my eye balls and went out in our rental car to sleep. Turns out god's a real bitch, he not only sent in a massive hurricaine to take out the power. But now he's got record high temperatures here. I watched all night on the cars temp guage, never dipped below 94 deg.

Monday, September 19, 2005

mississippi wind

In mississippi now, about 40 miles from our destination. The woods along the freeway are getting more and more knocked down trees... Its kinda creepy. Its also getting dark now so I can't get a good pic.

No bid contract?

almost at hurricain central

We are about 25 miles west of baton rouge. Just went over this funky tall bridge. Should be at vanessa's dad's area in 2 hours. So far we have been seeing lots of FEMA trucks driving in portable home/shelters. There have also been several lumber trucks carrying small tree truncks piled up. Other than that there's plenty of bugs here (96F 90% humidity)

Saturday, September 17, 2005

mississippi here we come..

So we left poor d-man with his grandma. We will be in dallas in 2 hours. From there we will be picked up by uncle yogi and get ready for the drive to mississippi.

more tiling...

Kitchen almost done tiling. Gonna have to wait for my trip to mississippi to get done.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Nat and I after a long night sweating hard together.

Master bath completed

welcom to Nat's master bathroom in his condo. Just got done tiling this bathroom. Im getting good at this tiling thing. Maybe I should reconsider my career. I like being cheap immigrant labor.

Monday, September 05, 2005

I'm on Price is Right

Well my sparkling personality won me a spot on contestants row just a few minutes ago! Unfortunately I only had the chance to bid twice and didn't get past contestants row. I'll be on TV november 4th when the show airs.

Friday, September 02, 2005

More Car Tests on 95?

I saw some more "Test" cars on Highway 95 today. Again there was some kind of air flow sensor on the roof. There are two people per car. This time instead of sedans there were two SUVs. you can see the matt black concealment tarp more clearly in these pictures. So now I want to know more about this testing going on in Vegas and how I get in on this. Looks to me like they are testing new cars for fuel performance.