Yesterday I was mildly worried when I saw Katrina headed for New Orleans. Chris’s Grandma lives there, his Grandpa/Dad/Step-mom/half-sister live in Baton Rouge, and his other Grandpa lives in Gulf Shores. I did the grocery shopping in the morning while Jason took down the shutters on the second story and proceeded to paint them. When I got home I dried some cilantro in the oven (a few hours at 200 F).
He also installed the dripper I bought for the birdbath yesterday. It can be a drip or a mist but the drip is supposed to attract the broadest range of birds and I later read that the mist is really meant to be aimed at nearby foliage- of which we have none. The other nice thing about this is that the water will no longer be stagnant and will be slower to foul. We ran errands in the afternoon and bought some adhesive he thought he could use to glue the laminate to the stairs. This morning he discovered you shouldn’t use it for laminate *or* wood and hence returned it. The fellow he spoke to informed him that laminate would be a really poor choice for the stairs and he’s gone for wood instead.
This afternoon while he was sawing the over hang bits off the stairs in preparation for installation of the wood bits I finished up these socks. This little stick bug was visiting on the new step and enjoyed the afternoon drizzle along with me. Hurricane Katrina is now a very scary level 5 and as of 11:30 AM Chris said everyone was planning to stay put. I’m very thankful he’s got a cell phone and I at least know where he is and who he’s with. I’ll try calling him early tomorrow but as I had trouble getting through today, it’s anyone’s bet if I can get through tomorrow before landfall. His flight home, originally scheduled for 9 am tomorrow, has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 9. Sure hope the airport is still in one piece and he will make it safely home. I’ll certainly have to reschedule his dental appointments that were on Tuesday. Please keep your fingers crossed.