- Hey Ujeni,Kristen and Eric, thanks so much for the encouraging words. I certanly appreciate all the well wishes. I just received a phone call from my parents about an hour ago...my house, my brothers house, my parents house, my brother's inlaws house - all ok!!! This comes to us from the son of a neighbor who drove by - I will feel much better tonight when I hear it directly from my parents - they are on their way home. I am about 40 miles north of the areas that got hit the worst...Port Arthur, Orange, Vidor, Bridge City...all hit so hard - it is unreal. 3 and a half weeks ago I was looking at the pictures of Katrina and feeling so removed from it - feeling sympathy for the people of LA. GA., and MS. But now, I see the pictures, and it is me - yes, my house and my family's were spared, and I am so relieved and so very grateful...but so many friends and co-workers and people and places that I have grown up with all my life, and their homes have disappeard, the businesses have disappeared...it is a really strange, unsettling feeling. I still have not heard anything about my school. Thanks again to all of you who have kept me in your thoughts and prayers - I knew the Ujeni had the power!Peace,Kristi
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