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I have been busier this week than I have been in a very long time. Dare I say...since Will died. Because I haven't felt this energetic since then. By the end of tomorrow, I will have evaluated five new kids, which is a record for me on my new job. It also means five reports, so yes dears, I will be working on the weekend. Compared to last spring, when I could barely make it through the week of just seeing a few clients, I am really doing much better. Wow. I'd like to thank God, my drugs, and Ahnold my trainer. Not necessarily in that order.

I have been avoiding TV news for the past year because it is so damn depressing, but even I am dimly aware that a hurricane devastated New Orleans, coastal Mississippi, and Mobile. So I have decided to forgo running a bar tab at my favorite restaurants this month and donate the money to UMCOR, which is the incredibly well organized charity branch of the United Methodist Church. Those of you who know me IRL will understand that my predilection for expensive tequila makes this donation more than just a couple of bucks. I just hope it helps.

I believe we may be getting people here from the area, so we may have an opportunity to donate supplies and things for kids. A note on our local conference site said that the effort could take as long as four years.


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Sep. 2nd, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
Bless you! I regret to tell you that one impetuous night in college resulted in my never being able to drink tequila again. The body rebels.

I've been working all week on some relief for LJ friends of mine in NO, or rather, evacuees. It's all pretty horrible, and likely to get worse.

I wish I was rich and had a huge house and some outbuildings to house folks. Alas, no.
Sep. 2nd, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
I wish I had a house, too. But our church is going to collect school supplies and games, etc, for the kids coming to Dallas. They say there will be 25,000 people coming here.
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Sep. 2nd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
No we don't. But a friend told me that the Red Cross has collected 93 million so far already.
Sep. 2nd, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
I cant go anywhere east because all hotels are filled with rich/white evacuees from New Orleans. Poor/black refugees are *finally* being bused to the astrodome. But in all, federal response to the tragedy has been as horrific as the hurricane itself, if not worse.
Sep. 2nd, 2005 03:00 am (UTC)
I read an article about how our Gov't had cut flood planning and prevention money from New Orleans only a few weeks ago. And that a lot of the LA national guard is in Iraq. They are about as good as the Texas lege at preventing or solving problems.
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