August 29th, 2005 – In Houston, awaiting the Mayor Nagin “all clear” to return. Hoping for very little wind damage to home and the rig; reports of levees and pumps failing all over the city.
August 29th, 2012 – In Houston, awaiting the Mayor Landrieu “all clear” to head in for the long weekend. Hoping the levees and pumps don’t fail, for very little damage to the city and the rig and that my friends are quickly relieved from their dusk-to-dawn curfew and extended power outages. If what we have seen thus far is all New Orleans has to endure this time around, I’ll take it.
So much personally and professionally riding on a storm. Welcome to life on the Gulf Coast of these United States.