Friday, September 16, 2005

WHEW!!!


a vehicle we passed today while driving around bay st. louis.



well, i finally found a free moment to post a lil something about what has been going on here. today is my first day off in....hold on lemme count since i really don't know what the date or day is....12 days. me and mike have both been working 12 hour shifts 7 days a week. life right now is a lil hectic.

i have been able to drive around a lil bit and take a few pics. i'll upload more later. i'm not sure how much longer we are going to be working these hours, but it could be 12 hours shifts for quite a few months.

i never imagined that life would take a turn like this. to drive around the town you live in and feel like you are visiting a third world country filled with devistation. i must say though that there is a lot of hope around here. it may take a few years to get things rebuilt but everyone has the gung-ho attitude about taking what has happened to the beautiful mississippi gulf coast and making it better than before. it breaks my heart though that a lot of the history is gone.


the grand casino which used to sit on the other side of the median which had another 2 lane road, boardwalk, & the sand beach. that casino was on the other side of all of that.


another shot of the grand and an old hotel.


a view of damaged homes on a street.


the front of the main street post office.


the biloxi port commission which is just a few years old and now the two bottom floors are completely gone.


a shot of reynoir and hwy 90.


another shot of reynoir and hwy 90.


what is left of the bombay bicycle club which is across from the beau rivage casino/resorts







i know i don't have descriptions, but its time to get dinner fixed. i'll be back later.

9 comments:

KB said...

OMG Elizabeth those photos are heart renching. Are those right in your town?


Take care, we're all thinking of you.

robin said...

thanks for updating! miss you too... let us know what we can do to support you.

xoxo

Kerri said...

Those photos are heart-breaking but I am glad you and your family are okay.

Amanda said...

Those photos are so heartbreaking, glad you are all okay. Hang in there with the work thing..((hugs))

kelly said...

Thanks so much for updating to let us know you're hanging in there... the photos say more than enough. Sorry to hear about the horrendous work schedule, but maybe it's helping you to feel productive??? Let me know if there's anything I can do...

Giao said...

Wow, it's so amazing to see firsthand pics from someone who's been through this. Take good care of you all!

myra said...

Those photos are heartbreaking. Take good care of yourself and thanks for the update.

pretendingsanity said...

wow, lady, i can't even imagine what you're living through. I am so glad that you all are ok.

lots of love

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