Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

August 20, 2008

Home For the 3rd Anniversary of the Flood

Filed under: Federal Flood,Gentilly,Levees,New Orleans,Our House,Rebuilding — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:27 pm

It’s been a long three years since the Flood walls collapsed and water filled 80% of New Orleans, but we are finally moving into our repaired home this weekend. There have been good times and many, many roadblocks and poop spilled upon us in getting this far.  I don’t feel like going into the gory details right now… I’m groovin’!

Yesterday we went to City Hall because they can’t find some of our inspection reports, but in the end Permits accepted our Occupancy approval as good enough for all of this stuff. They called the power company and said to release our account and get the place powered. Later Entergy and I set Friday as the turn-on date, ISP/phones for Monday and satellite the next day. We will be moved in by the weekend, and I expect to sleep in our bedroom Saturday or Sunday night, five days shy of the anniversary of the flooding.

May those still out of their real homes find their way back soon.


  1. Ohhhh!!! Brightest of blessings to you, Betts, your creatures and your home!!! How exciting.

    Next time I am in town, I am bringing some bubbly!!! :)

    Happy dancing, while I pack up my abode!

    Comment by Elspeth Ravenwind — August 20, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

  2. I wish you the best in your home. You earned it. No thanks to those JAMF.

    Comment by Marco — August 20, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

  3. A hearty mazel tov on getting into your home. May it forever be a house of refuge from any storm.

    Comment by liprap — August 21, 2008 @ 6:40 am

  4. I know it’s been a long, hard road for y’all and I’m so happy that finally you’ll be back in your home.

    Love and Blessings to you, Betts and the kittehs.

    Comment by charlotte — August 21, 2008 @ 7:33 pm

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