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Katrina's Capers (Part One) (By Katrina Ann Delchamps)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, March 02, 2007

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Katrina Delchamps gets into the journal writing game with her first entry. She writes about the round of severe weather Nashville had yesterday and her upcoming wedding, as well as her upcoming move to Alaska, where she and her new husband will make their home.

Friday, March 2, 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, 10:17 a.m., C.S.T.~

Dear Journal~

I am not at my very best today. Seems I got very little in the way of sleep the night before, thanks to storms traversing the area. We had more storms yesterday, including the threat of tornadoes. Thank God none materialized here in the Nashville metro area, but there were tornadoes to the east and south, and the tornado sirens kept sounding off.

The storms caused me to have vivid flashbacks to Hurricane Katrina's fury. It was like I was experiencing her all over again. (And it was just about as noisy!)

Thank God there were no reports of damage in Nashville, but my nerves are shot. I'm still shaking!! Lightning like you wouldn't believe: it was like it was set on strobe light speed (flashes every few seconds, it seemed), and the thunder was continuous. There was golfball-  to softball- sized hail in parts of the city; it sounded like it was going to come through the roof at times! the sky was an ugly sea-green color, with roiling, undulating clouds that looked quite threatening. Scary, scary stuff!

It doesn't help seeing the damage from Alabama being broadcast on CNN: there was a tornado that hit a high school in Enterprise, Alabama; as many as fifteen or so people have been reported killed there. That does little to calm my shattered nerves!

This is Katrina Delchamps writing. I am doing okay--for the most part--, but I am doing as well as can be expected. I am about fully recovered from my last hospitalization/surgery, and my doctor has cleared me from his care; I don't have to see him until June or July! :)

I still have Frank Hammer in my life. He has returned back to his work; when he is at work, my next door neighbor, Phillis, stays with me, just in case I should run into any unexpected problems (which I haven't done as of late, thank goodness!).

We are getting ready to go on our Alaskan cruise in May. As you can imagine, both Frank and myself are very excited! We are getting married on the ship; Frank has invited his folks and his brother Hyman, and I have invited some of my friends from back home in New Orleans. We will be on this cruise for two glorious weeks. After that, we will be moving into our new home. We will be living in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Frank has gone to Alaska to find us a place to live; he has found a gorgeous A-frame house right in the middle of Fairbanks with a spectacular conifer forest right in our backyard and mountains surrounding the residence. I have seen pictures of the new house; it is absolutely breathtaking!

I don't know if I can handle the Alaskan cold: hear the cold is brutal there; it still makes me shiver violently when I think of the sub-freezing temperatures! (I have been reading in the paper of the cold there: the highs have been below 0, and the lows dipping to as much as -41 below!! BRRRRRR!! (Light up the fireplace, Frank! LOL)

It is going to be interesting, that is for damn sure!!

~Written by Katrina Ann Delchamps on 3/2/07.

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/7/2007
Excellent write, its good to hear from Katrina again, write on and be blessed
God Bless
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 3/3/2007
A humbling write..Life goes on as we try to pick up the pieces and forge ahead. The cruise sounds exciting !....M
Reviewed by d. k 3/3/2007
Sounds like you have alot of great adventures waiting at your IS going to be VERY intersting for sure!!

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/3/2007
Nothing quite as exciting as starting on a new life's adventure...
love and peace,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/2/2007

*shivers* nice pic NOT

GAD all those people affected by Mother Nature's wrath: no wonder so many are having nightmares, Katrina Delchamps included. I hope the approaching severe weather season won't be as bad. An excellent story, well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/2/2007
Oh Karen When reading this I can only say I wish Mother Nature will have mercy!!

Love Tinka

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