We're above water now in Texas, with 760 feet of sedimentary limestone and other detritus between us and sea level, all praise and honor be to G-d.  Thanks to having a house built on top of the levee on the City side of the 17th Street Canal (above the pumping station) we were spared any flooding in our house, though we got it underneath.

We pulled the ripcord when Nola re-elected the mayor. Katrina was a blessing for us, in a way — Nola is in a secular downtrend and has been since the mid-1960s — economically, culturally, etc. Katrina simply advanced the trend by about 10 years, and gave us the inertia jolt to get the heck out.


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