Really, what happens when you are just worn out, tired from running, evacuating, and dealing with hurricanes? I have talked to several of my friends in various places. Many have called to check on me and my family after Hurricane Laura. Some have asked what we are going to do. Are we going to stay or leave? Many wanted to know if I even thought about moving.

Since I have been here in Lake Charles, I have been through so many different storms including Rita, Gustuv, Ike, and most recently, Laura. However, I have never thought about moving. At the end of the day, regardless of where you move, there will be natural disasters of some kind.

But I have to admit, after dealing with a hurricane that basically totaled the city and has left us to pick up the pieces, it can become a little overwhelming and possibly have you questioning some things. I have to admit, the city really came out and supported one another. There were organizations and people from all over who came to help restore balance. Many were giving out free meals or helping to remove trees and items from people's yards. Others just offered consolation for those in need of someone to listen. But how does one make it when they are truly lost of what to do next. With the threat of Hurricane Delta, many just returned home. We just got power fully restored and most of us are still without internet.

What I can tell you is that I am tired. I know many feel just like I do. It may not change a thing, but man, we need a break. I am hoping things will fair well for us. I know many of you are worried about the winds and water situation. Even I am waiting to get my roof replaced. We are at wit's end and just going with the flow. However, we have to be optimistic that things will fair well and that this too shall pass. Just know if you feel like you are going through it, you are not alone. We are going through it with you.

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