The last couple of weeks have been difficult, more for my wife than me. After putting off a trip to see family for over a year, she went to Louisiana for a 1 week visit on the 16th. It should have been safe enough, she is vaccinated and supposedly so were her brother and his wife, though actually, they only had the first shot.
Naturally, the day she arrived, her brother fell ill. 2 days later, my wife has breakthrough infection. Minor symptoms, but can’t travel for 10 days. So, 10 days after her positive test, Ida strikes Lafourche Parrish dead on. New Orleans airport remains closed. Stuck there another 4 days. Fortunately most people there have natural gas generators, but water pressure is very low, roads are dangerous, and stores and gas stations are empty. There is a dusk to dawn curfew.
Fortunately, my son was vacationing in Tennessee and made a side trip to pick her up and take her to an open airport in Alabama. She is boarding her flight home as I write this.
What a vacation.
16 years ago she was there for Katrina.