Other possible titles; "Another Day, Another Dollar", "My Mouth Can't Say What My Eyes Saw", "They Built This City on Jazz & Blues", "Volunteering- It Doesn't Pay!".
I went to New Orleans, LA. with great friends and Habitat for Humanity to build houses for 1 week starting on Aug. 5, 2006. My mouth can say everything I saw, but I will say what comes to mind, and again, I will let you see the pictures.
- The heat was "in tents". The sun was hot and on me all day and I made a lot of sweat.
- Working on the houses was initially like working in a sweatshop, just without the paycheck. But it got a lot better and the community that developed amongst the volunteers was a pretty special thing.
- Lots of nice and interesting people in New Orleans.
- Nobody lives in New Orleans, it is a ghost town.
- CNN has stopped showing images of N.O., only beacuse the city looks the same as it did 10 months ago. Nothing has changed there. It is worse then you think.
I made a lot of great friends from N.O and new ones from Canada. I will go again.
Thanks for the people who sent me, thanks to the people I went with and thanks to Habitat for having us.
Maybe I will have something significant to say later when I have had time to defrag my mind and figure out what is most important to say.