I left L.A. on the 14th of August and return tomorrow, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I'm really ready to be back home because there's no place like it, right? I am surrounded by beauty here in Washington state, like this solarium I've been sitting in every morning and evening the past four days. But, my cold, cough and laryngitis are downright scary, though no fever. Hope I can be sequestered on the airplane. What I have is viral, but it sounds absolutely gross!
Speaking of Hurricane Katrina, I haven't seen or heard news in more than 8 days so I gather from Ray Whiting's site, where Ardi mentions a hurricane is bearing down again on NOLA, that he got out of town just in time. He planned to relocate to Texas prior to the anniversary of Katrina, and he made it. He moved Sunday morning. Some of you may have followed his Katrina Journals last year. May your days as a Texan, close to your family, Ray, be a dream come true. You've been through hell, so it's time for a little heaven. Hmmm! Is there heaven in Texas? Obviously, poor New Orleans is not going to be heavenly for a long time to come.
But Washington state sure has been heavenly for me. These hanging begonias were next to me as I was writing this morning. But it will be good to hug my Cookie and sleep in my own bed, and be a couch potato if I feel like it. Which I intend to be since I return to work after Labor Day. Thanks to all of you who have read my travelogue ups and downs. I'm not exactly an adventurer like some of my friends are, but I did enjoy my version of adventure.