I'm back from my blogging hiatus. It's been an intense summer to say the least...An air condition malfunction flooded the attic and broke a ceiling over a bedroom and I've been busy dealing with that...wet papers and clothes, must, mildew...this should all sound familiar to hurricane survivors...not to mention that life has been changing in a very huge way...So...I will end the summer vacation at the Gulf of Mexico and I'll be leaving to go there as soon as I sign off on this post. I will definitely blog from the road and I plan to stop at Katrina impacted sites either on the way there or on the way back. I also hope to catch up on all the Katrina recovery news and beyond (which I'll post about) while I've got some time to write. And of course I'm hoping the canes will stay away while I'm gone. Talk soon.