Part of me wanted to get back home to New Orleans and gloat over the fact that we appear to have power while most of the city does not.
But I didn’t relish the idea of sitting in traffic with two million other evacuees all trying to get back home at the same time.
So when we got the news yesterday that neither Xy’s school nor mine will reopen until Monday, our evacuation turned into an evacucation. We decided to run up to Indiana for a few days and visit family. What the hell, it’s only 522 miles from Tuscaloosa, and we have four new tires.
So now we’re here. This is the first time I’ve been back to Indiana since we returned to New Orleans in November of 2005. Thus ends my life’s longest absence from the Mystical State.
If you’re game, meet us at the Upland Thursday night around 8 PM.