We evacuated to Baytown, Texas, a usual 5 hr drive, turn 16 hour drive. There, we stayed in a hotel from Sunday night to early Wednesday morning. Ashton loved it at the hotel, he even visited the neighbors at both sides of us. They didn't mind, one family had to leave their dog behind with family who stayed because they didn't know if the hotel would allow their beloved boston/rat terrier mix into the room. Ashton gave them comfort and the canine companionship they seemed to have needed. He made quite a few canine frieds there, also. A Caine Corso, a Boxer puppy, numerous Wiener dogs, a Pitbull and a Corgi mix.
The way home was a lot more pleasent than the ride there, except for the ac going out in my car, but no worries, I cared for us by stopping and looking for a car service shop and got them to put frion for my AC.
We got home to some damage. Shingles missing from the roof, my room had the most damage. I had up to an inch of water in parts of Ashton and I's room. We have to start over in there.
Ashton and I spent Wednesday - Friday night in the tug boat that my dad works on. There was air condition there and that was my main worry for Ashton. If he wouldn't have been allowed on the boat, I would have stayed at home with him in the heat.
Ashton and I spent Saturday night at my grandmother's house. I was going stir crazy on that boat and was highly frustrated. Was unable to contact my boyfriend there and I'm a private person, having to share a tiny room with 2 other people.
Sunday night, we finally regained power at home. It felt so good to be home.
Thank you all for the well wishes. Ashton and I are VERY fortunate to be able to come home and still have a place to live.
Please keep all of the victims of Katrina in your thoughts and prayers.
Lots of love,
Amber and Ashton