Heading south

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by center12, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. center12

    center12 New Member

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    If all goes as planned, I'll be heading for Louisiana tomorrow night to help get water plants back up and running. Several municipalities in NE KS are sending people down to help with the water plant, wastewater and distribution systems, we'll be down there for about 2 weeks(so I won't be posting for a while).

    I really hope I don't have to go to NO, but I volunteered so I'll go where they tell me. I'm sure I'm in for a big shock!!
     
  2. oldprowler

    oldprowler New Member

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    Charlie: Stay safe my friend. I am sure you are in for some tough times mentally. I applaud your decision to give of yourself to help where it is needed most. I am really looking forward to your posts when you get back.
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Good luck to you Charlie!
    I comend you for volonteering for this task. If you go to N.O. make sure you have body armour with you. Those people have gone nuts down there. So watch your back and be carefull, Brother!
    You will be missed.
     
  4. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    Charlie,

    The only thing I can say is godspeed in your efforts, and hopefully you'll be able to do your job without incident if you have to make that journey.

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
     
  5. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    good luck, charlie. may the good Lord be with you. write a journal for us so we will have better info if you can.
     
  6. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Thank you for your generous offer Keith, but sounds like we're(I'm) going to be on a pretty tight leash. I'm sure after a couple of weeks in a tent eating MRE's, a steak and a cold one would be heaven sent!!

    I'm still waiting to hear the logistics, but guess they are still planning on us leaving tomorrow evening............bus ride,yeha :sad: Thanks again.
     
  7. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Center12, Glad to hear you are going down there to help. Most of you know I am from Louisiana. I still have a son and some brothers down there. They are all safe in north Louisiana. If I was able I would go down to help but my back injury will not let me do much.
     
  8. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    Charlie,

    Take care and be safe down there. I'll look forward to your reports from there also.
     
  9. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Charlie, Be carefull out there. If there is anything we can do to help or if you need anything from up here please let us know.
     
  10. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    charlie ,
    i'll say prayer for you and your family bud.
    take care of yourself.
    and get back safe.
     
  11. center12

    center12 New Member

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    You know it took them,what, 4 days to get 7000 National guardsmen into LA.............we can't get 35 people out of KS in 3. They did good, real good.

    I know I'm going, just don't know when. What I'm hearing now is that we will bus out tomorrow(sometime) and be heading for Mississippi. Did get a hepatitis B and tetanus shot today............asked for a distemper and pravo shot but they didn't have a vet handy :p .

    Thanks for the concern all, it's much apprecaited..............I consider myself blessed and have a whole lot to live for so you can bet I'll be taking great care.
     
  12. SSG Johnson

    SSG Johnson New Member

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    Gods speed my friend take care of yourself down there and dont worry about those cross bow guys I got you covered until you get back.....LOL We will pray for you while you are gone. You will be missed around here.
     
  13. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Chuck, I know you won't let things get out of hand over there...........unless you start it,hehehe.n Thanks for the thought's.
     
  14. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    Charlie, good luck if you head down that way. Let us know how things go and as everybody else has said let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.
     
  15. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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    Brother be safe and you will be kept in the prayers.
     
  16. shadow

    shadow New Member

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    You take care Charlie. Godspeed on your mission of mercy.
     
  17. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Got a note yesaterday that stated our group is under the control of FEMA.........they will deploy us as needed. I will get 12 hours notice before we leave...........if FEMA is involved I figure I can go ahead and schedule my christmas vacation!!!
     
  18. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Take care bud and get the job done right.
     
  19. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Center 12, Did you make to New Orleans?