Two down, two to go.
We are still waiting to hear about our FEMA trailer although I understand it is getting closer to us by the
And we can hardly wait. We've started purchasing pieces of furniture - we now have 2 storage ottomans. And other good and benevolent folk have donated various household appliances and things to our family, including storage containers of all shapes and sizes. We like storage containers considering both trailer and potential house will be small. Very small. And soap. they send us lots of soap. I wonder what, if any thing, they are trying to tell us. :)
And now we actually have been donated not one but two artificial trees: one small in case we are living in a trailer and one larger in the event we are in a real house. We also have some beautiful "new" decorations as our wonderful collection of ornaments and other holiday paraphenalia (some antique, all cherished) including ~K~'s gigantic xmas stocking, are still sitting in the flood water trapped in our storage unit. By the time we can go back to pry the unit's door open, I'm not sure if anything will be salvageable.
Every day I remember something else we've lost to Katrina. This week I remembered: ~K~'s beautiful baby pictures, my Velvet Elvis, our nice tent (still in the box) and the rest of our camping stuff, my SCA garb and gear as well as boxes of fabric with which to sew more garb and my beautiful quilt and other parts of the Humpty Dumpty collection I started while expecting ~K~.
But it was just that - stuff. I have the real ~K~ right here, born on Elvis' birthday. We don't need a tent anytime soon as the trailer will be camping enough for me. I won't have time for the SCA for a long while - we still have much to take care of in New Orleans while trying to settle down here.
We actually have everything we really need including each other. It's just the 'wants', 'wishes' and some of the dreams that we are lacking. But that's ok...... we're quite thankful anyway.
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
from The Desiderata by Max Ehrmann