One Huge Favor and One Small One
I am on dial-up. Sooooooo Slooooooow. And there are many things that I simply cannot access. Google Earth is one of those things. I'm told that one can view "before and after" Hurricane Katrina images from this site. I cannot do it with the connection I have here. Could someone please look up my address and post the result somewhere and leave a comment telling me where I can view it? There is a BIG tree beside my house and it may obstruct the view, but I'd be happy to see anything. The side street is high and I'm hoping it's not flooded, because that will give me some indication of how high the water is in front- and it will be good news if the side is dry. My address is:
8238 Cohn St. New Orleans, LA 70118
A million thanks!
Second request: I need you guys! I know 2 people here, that's it. I have a terrible fear of imposing and becoming a burden to them so I try to stay out of their way and to keep my kids occupied without disturbing them. I have little contact with my family and friends who are spread out all over the country and many of us are still trying to find each other using phone lines that are not completely reliable yet. None of us have money, we've been gobbling up cell minutes like crazy and are reluctant to keep using more without knowing how we will pay for them. (I have not been able to get through to FEMA or Red Cross or my insurance company at all yet) . I have so little contact with my support network and I am feeling lost. I need you guys! I live to log on once a day and find some kind of comments or messages from you all. Please jot something- anything- in the comments section. Ask me questions, tell me a joke, leave me a link, anything. I feel like I'm losing my mind already. I have no books, no entertainment and only this to look forward to late at night when the phone is not likely to ring. I can't really surf because of the time factor and fear of disturbing my hosts. I have to use my hosts' computer in the room next to their bedroom. There are no phone lines whatsoever in the part of the house where we are camped to which I can attach the laptop and the cordless phone lines they do have are in places that are laptop-unfriendly (kitchen) or are in rooms filled with their personal stuff. I'm sure my state of mind will eventually change, (I hope so!) but right now, I'm feeling very isolated and lonely and oh, so sad.