I left on Nola Monday after we closed the office, ahead of the worst of the evacuation traffic. I am very, very lucky to be having a wonderful, relatively relaxing extended stay with friends, who have made me very much at home. We haven’t lost power once and I’ve been able to stay in touch with friends back home to reassure myself that they are safe, that my home is safe. This is a cakewalk compared to how it could’ve gone, compared to what I prepared for.
I miss normal life. I miss my friends and my house and my neighborhood. I miss New Orleans.