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January 4, 2012

A new house after Katrina

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My sister-in-law is making sure that another Katrina won’t affect her new house. (more…)

August 4, 2011

Removing a tree stump

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This view is not the usual one when removing a tree stump. (more…)

March 30, 2008

Chalk another house up to Katrina

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In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina put four feet of water in our neighbor’s house, owned by Monica’s sister. The house has since been demolished. (more…)

July 28, 2006

A new woodshed

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We used to store our wood in the basement. Then Katrina paid us a visit. (more…)

July 25, 2006

One man chain saw crew

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The Katrina clean-up continues in segments. Now it’s time to get rid of the last of the trees that Katrina knocked over. (more…)

March 4, 2006

New windows – courtesy of Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina left us with two smashed windows on the east side of the house. So why not just replace them all? (more…)

December 16, 2005

A new roof after Katrina

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Cleaning up at the house in Mobile after Katrina is now about 95 percent finished. One major job was completed right after the Thanksgiving holiday – the repair of our roof. (more…)

September 13, 2005

"Donated by Anheuser-Busch"

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The name "Anheuser-Busch" is familiar to anyone like me who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. And not just for beer. (more…)

September 12, 2005

Piles of trash

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The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in Mobile is visible by the piles of trash in Mobile at the side of streets all over town. (more…)

September 5, 2005

Back to normal (well, almost)

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In a society where everything is dependent on electricity, you sure notice the difference when your power has been off a few days. (more…)

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