wow. i finally got to talk to my mom tonight, i think i got lucky and got through to her cellphone. shes doing fine in mississippi, shes now at my cousins in madison, where they have power and water...first since the hurricane. she said it was nice to have a bath. it was also the first shes seen of the destruction in the city. she seemed very shaken, especially since she hasn't talked to my dad today. she asked me if i'd seen any more of his pics on the web....i told her i'd just seen the ones from earlier today. I'm sure we'llbe updated tomorrow.
tomorrow shes going to try to go home, and shes terrified of what she might find. i told her that i did know that we didn't get the worst of the storm and from what i've heard, there wasn't that much damage.
She talked to my brother yesterday, and they're still out doing search and rescue. Honestly I feel completely worthless sitting here in Josue's nice apartment in Dallas, while my mom is struggling in Mississippi, my dad's out in the flooding taking pics and undoubtedly helping people, and my brother is out saving people's lives. I wish I could do something...when i found out that the N.O. airport was allowing humanitarian flights in and out, I immediately called crew scheduling and volunteered my services to work a flight into the city to help. Unfortunately they already had had people volunteer and had already scheduled a flight into the city. I think that says a lot for the company that I work for. I guess all I can do is send in money....
Anyways, hopefully I can talk to my mom tomorrow if/when she makes it home to the house. I think the only thing i'm worried about is if a tree fell on the house or something.