Archive for October, 2005

Whoa. Check with FEMA Before Making Repairs

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Check this story on WWL tonight:  residents of Slidell are being warned to check with FEMA before making repairs.  The extent to which your home was damaged could mean that you have to raise it up or face a serious hike in flood insurance premiums.

 Read the whole thing.

‘The Dock’ Open For Business

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Bianca Brooks writes in:


Haven’t seen anything on your weblog about the fact that "The Dock" off Rats Nest road is open for business.   They opened the bar last Friday and will be serving food by the end of this week.  It sure was a pleasure to see their lights come on from Oak Harbor Marina.  

Take care,


Twin Span Opening?

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Jeepers, check it.  Here is says that one of the twin spans will open today.  Good news.

Slidell Job Fair Set for 11/1

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

via NO CityBusiness:

SLIDELL — The Louisiana Department of Labor will hold a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St. The event is free to employers and employees. Space is limited for employers and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate, contact Shane Boucher at•

Slidell Habitat House Featured on Today Show

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

The Today Show was in Slidell, ahem, today.  Here is a link to one of the stories. Judy Farrow had told me about this yesterday, and I had some really good info & I should have alerted you all.  But, sorry, I slacked.  So busy since we got home.  Anyway, enjoy a bit of good news. 

Magic Comics Temp. Storefront

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Or virtual storefront, as it were.  Carey sends along this note:

Hello, I just wanted to let the customers of Magic Comics & Hobbies know that we are getting in a limited shipment of comic books this coming wednesday, the 5th, and you can call David Strecker at 985-649-4171 or email Carey Townsend at careyt (at) to get in touch with us to setup a time and way to buy your comic books from us since our store was ruined and we haven’t opened up a new storefront yet. Please get in touch with us even if you can’t buy anything yet just so we know you’re okay and to get your contact info if we don’t already have. Thank you!!!! 

More Slidell Photos

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Here is a link to more Slidell images.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve limited out on these.  Plus, driving through these areas doesn’t compare to seeing the images.  It’s overwhelming.  We worked today gutting a house off Indian Village Road and at another place in Eden Isles.  Focus helps.  I encourage you to find someone to help or to give someone a specific task they can help you with.  Help someone clean up.  Gut their house.  Watch their kids.  Buy them some new clothes.  Cook a meal.  Talk to them and give em some much needed love.  We’re all in this together.