Leaving Lake Charles

The next morning, I took some additional photos of the interior and some shots of the damage to the neighborhood. Charlie pulled his trailer up and we joined our bags of refrigerator detritus for a trip to a household garbage pickup point. On the way back, we stopped at a mobile claims unit set up by State Farm to check on the status of his adjuster.

Having done all I could reasonably do, I left for the return trip to Missouri around 1PM. As I was leaving, the electrical service trucks began repairing downed lines in the neighborhood. Interestingly, a satellite was simultaneously snapping a photograph of our neighborhood. If I'd been a day later, I would have had power.

On my way out of town, I took some additional shots of the chaos.

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Leaving Lake Charles - I fell out of this tree and broke my arm when I was 12. Still standing tall.
10/05/2005 11:11:19
I fell out of this tree and broke my arm when I was 12. Still standing tall.
Leaving Lake Charles - Pretty, isn't it?
10/05/2005 12:09:16
Pretty, isn't it?
Leaving Lake Charles - Nothing quite like a cooling mud bath
10/05/2005 12:13:09
Nothing quite like a cooling mud bath
Leaving Lake Charles - Power pole
10/04/2005 12:38:05
Power pole
Leaving Lake Charles - Power crew
10/05/2005 10:55:38
Power crew
Leaving Lake Charles - Power crew
10/05/2005 12:13:46
Power crew
Leaving Lake Charles - Satellite view of our blue-roofed neighborhood
10/22/2005
Satellite view of our blue-roofed neighborhood
Leaving Lake Charles - My high school football stadium. No night games this season.
10/05/2005 12:29:59
My high school football stadium. No night games this season.
Leaving Lake Charles - The bell won't be ringing any time soon
10/05/2005 12:31:02
The bell won't be ringing any time soon
Leaving Lake Charles - Note sign for a roofing company using a number deceptively close to the FEMA Blu-Roof program number
10/05/2005 12:36:06
Note sign for a roofing company using a number deceptively close to the FEMA Blu-Roof program number
Leaving Lake Charles - Folks lined up for free food from a church. It's hard to eat at home with no power or refrigeration.
10/05/2005 12:40:13
Folks lined up for free food from a church. It's hard to eat at home with no power or refrigeration.
Leaving Lake Charles - People lined up at the main post office trying to get their mail.
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People lined up at the main post office trying to get their mail.
Leaving Lake Charles - The other side of the post office.
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The other side of the post office.
Leaving Lake Charles - Somehow I don't think she will have to worry about that overdue library book.
10/05/2005 12:43:53
Somehow I don't think she will have to worry about that overdue library book.
Leaving Lake Charles - A downtown office...intact except for missing windows.
10/05/2005 12:44:46
A downtown office...intact except for missing windows.

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Don't sing like other singers or you'll (just) be one of the chorus... If you're just yourself, you're different from everybody else. (Tony Bennett)