FLOOD AWARENESS ON ED TYLL SHOW

FLOOD AWARENESS ON ED TYLL SHOW

I was honored to get an invitation from the Award-Winning Ed Tyll Show, a nationally syndicated radio program, to speak on the “Inspiring Stories from the Louisiana Flood” segment. I had a wonderful conversation with the host Ed and shared my mother’s story of having lost everything at the age of 85 when over 4 …

HELP! I’VE BEEN ABDUCTED BY A FLOOD

HELP! I’VE BEEN ABDUCTED BY A FLOOD

It’s three weeks after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016, and I feel a little like a UFO abductee who reports that they have missing time—they can’t recall what happened to them between the time the UFO picked them up and put them back. I can relate. I think I’m a #LAflood abductee. There are …

IT’S HARD TO LET GO, BUT YOU DO IT, ANYWAY

IT’S HARD TO LET GO, BUT YOU DO IT, ANYWAY

I am happy to report that my mom, aka ‘Mrs. B,’ is now happily installed in her new digs and is once again a (temporary) resident of Baton Rouge … In the end, it’s all ‘things,’ and what matters most is that the people you care for are OK. But some of those ‘things’ carry …

THIS FLOOD GETS AN “F”, BUT GRATITUDE GETS AN “A”

THIS FLOOD GETS AN “F”, BUT GRATITUDE GETS AN “A”

Day 3 (or is it Day 21?) of cleaning out Mom’s house after the flood. It seems as if we’ve been doing this for a while now. The majority of the pile that was in the house is now outside of the house, and the pile of stuff that is salvageable is the smallest of …

CURIOUS FURNITURE, FLOOD THERAPY, AND SOME FAMILY LOVE

CURIOUS FURNITURE, FLOOD THERAPY, AND SOME FAMILY LOVE

It’s been a long day. Honestly, I’m not sure where to start to write about what it’s like to walk with your mom into the house where she has lived for the last 45 years, knowing that 5 feet of water flowed through the house for 36 or so hours. Furniture is supposed to be …