We spent the weekend in Shreveport lining up an apartment for me and looking around what will be our new home town. Nice little city with some really friendly people. I guess I will have to get used to the language there, though. From now on if you want to cheer me on you can’t shout “Go Ned” – instead you’ll need to scream “Geaux Ned” – it’s a Cajun thing, I guess.
One of those kind folks has offered to let me keep the boat at his place. He lives on a bayou about a mile off Cross Lake. So, I’ll be able to swing by there, throw the boat in the water, and be out training without having to trailer the kayak around town. And he tells me there aren’t TOO many alligators in the bayou! So, next Monday I’ll be at the new job and in the new apartment. The boat is on order and should be delivered in Shreveport some time around the 10th. Then the training can really begin.
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Two of the Haitian Pilgrims just got back from a short fact finding visit to Boileau and report that Port au Prince looks much like what we’ve seen on the TV reports. Piles of rubble and tent cities. But people continue to go about their business – trying to attend to their daily needs. In Boileau the first impression is that not much has changed. But, after talking to the people there it’s become apparent that the flooding (it’s the start of the rainy season in Haiti) and the influx of refugees from Port au Prince have strained their resources. Once again, though, people do what must be done to try and eke out a living. The Haitian Pilgrims have set up getting several containers of emergency food for Boileau. If they haven’t yet been delivered they’re on the way. So, the crisis is still on-going but, thanks to the Haitian Pilgrims, the people of Boileau have been spared much of the fallout. The Pilgrims are meeting next weekend, so I hope to have more details in my next post.