Saturday, August 30, 2008

Standing-By...

...for possible deployment to New Orleans or the Gulf Coast area if it gets hit hard enough by whatever hurricane that is headed that way right now. I suppose the President learned something from the last hurricane to devastate that area, otherwise why would my agency have just called me to ask if I was available to go on standby? When my group supervisor asked if I was interested in being put on stand-by to travel to New Orleans, I at first said I was not interested. He then asked if I had traveled to Atlanta before on standby to go to New Orleans (that was after Katrina), and explained this current detail was just in case the expected hurricane hits them hard again. I had thought it was for something to do with rounding up illegal aliens; but once I heard what it was really for, to help out if there is hurricane devastation, I volunteered without further question. Now I have to go round up some gear I may need to have ready just in case I actually have to go.

All the best,
Glenn B

5 comments:

Pen of Jen said...

I am praying that you are not needed, but if so, I am glad that those in the Gulf will have the resources needed.


on a different note the floor damage(doublenickel) had to be animals...we know that...fortunately not cats because no pungent odor...how one can be so nasty, I don't know, but it did benefit us in the price.

Jungle Mom said...

Trust it wont be necessary but glad someone is thinking ahead!

Glenn Bartley said...

I am off of standby, they are letting the younger guys handle it.

Glenn Bartley said...

Of course I did not find out until I got a load of gear ready to go.

Minstrel said...

God bless you for even having the notion that you could help, Glenn.