Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hurricane Gustav

So, not even a week into school, we had to evacuate for Hurricane Gustav. Now, being from Pennsylvania, I didn't understand what all the fuss was about. I mean, seriously, I have to think being told to pack up and leave is a scary thought. Even scarier is what could happen if you don't and the storm turns out to be as bad as the weather people are saying. My mind flashed back to all the pictures I saw on the TV three years ago.

So, after all the arrangements had been made, I was on a plane heading to Pennsylvania to see my father and new stepmother. I didn't want to be there but I didn't have a choice. Venus, on the other hand, went to Texas with her family. She didn't want to separate us but she didn't have a choice, either. There were eight people in her van and no room for me and my stuff... so we parted ways.

I spent most of the week arguing with my stepmother. Over silly stuff, too. She's all worried about hosting dinner parties and how she thinks her friends would think of me. I was glad to return to Louisiana.

When I got back to Louisiana, the power was STILL out! We only just got electricity here yesterday, so this is the only time I've been able to even say anything about this storm.

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