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Saturday, September 03, 2005

At a Loss (Katrina V)

In trying to come up with a title for this post, I'm at a loss. I spent a great deal of time praying yesterday and I awoke this morning to prayers answered.

First, T and I made an offer on a house yesterday evening and by this morning our offer had been accepted. I am absolutely thrilled! I thought about not sharing the news until closing - probably the wisest course - but I'm too excited to hold it in and I just keep telling myself that if it falls through it wasn't meant to be. But things are on track and we are hoping to close at the end of the month.

Second, and more importantly, I have been given an opportunity to help the victims of hurricane Katrina. After making many phone calls and filling out online registration forms yesterday, I have been contacted by the organization through which all Indiana medical volunteers are being routed.

A plane leaves tomorrow morning from Indpls Int'l Airport with 70 medical professionals, of whom I am scheduled to be one. We are needed at the New Orleans airport which has a triage center/hospital set-up in operation.

I was given a list of things to buy, including: various medications for my own protection, DEET! for mosquitos, iodine tablets, MREs, power bars, bleach, antiseptic handwash, etc...

I'm in a frenzy making plans but I am overjoyed that I will be able to put my skills to use to really help people in need. A small prayer for my safe return and success in this endeavor would be appreciated. But please continue to direct the bulk of your prayers and good wishes to the victims of the disaster.

I am a nurse. And I am (hopefully) soon to be a lawyer. I don't regret the change, but I am grateful that I have skills that can be of help at this desperate time. I haven't publicly named the firm at which I will be working, but for those of you who know, please note this: I was scheduled to start work Tuesday the 6th, and I had to work up the nerve yesterday to call and ask if I could postpone that and spend some time volunteering. They did not waver and are absolutely behind my effort. And for that I will be eternally grateful.

I plan to take my camera but of course not my laptop. I have a couple guest bloggers lined up and any of you who have guest blogged in the past are free to post while I'm gone. Take care and I'm sure I'll have stories to share upon my return.


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