Longtime NN.C reader and commenter Ashley Morris checks in. He’s been in Prague the last year, but I knew his year abroad was coming to an end, and he had plans to relocate to the American south. So I e-mailed him, because I knew where he was heading. He replied:
I got out of New Orleans on the last AA flight that left the city. I’m now in Prague, wondering if I have a car, as it was parked in the airport garage. We’re all healthy, but who knows what there is back in NOLA. I was supposed to close on a house in New Orleans this week. Don’t know if it exists any more.
Good thoughts for Ashley, please. Last he heard, his new neighborhood was under 1-3 feet of water. Which means…well, let him tell it: I guess I have to go through inspection again.
Yes, I guess you do.
I guess I’d be more concerned if I had a relative “buried” in one of the city’s famous cemeteries. No, I wouldn’t. Dead is dead, but a contract to purchase real estate is a living thing.
And we know floods, after nearly 20 years in the place laughingly called the Summit City. Even in an empty house, they’re no fun.
Courage, Ash. And a quick dry-out.
UPDATE: We are displeased by CNN. For the DetNews.