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Ida, What a Bitch

So, you might recall that, just under a year ago, we were so proud of ourselves for surviving out first hurricane. Hurricanes, we naively thought, weren’t as bad as a those Midwestern storms where the sky turns green. Boy, we … Continue reading

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The Year+ (and Counting) of Covid

So . . . we’ve been back in the U.S. for over a year now. And, boy, have our lives changed.

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Happy Yardi Gras, Y’all

Yes, yes, I know that Mardi Gras is done, dusted, and over for the year. But, just like Christmas decorations stay up after Christmas day, the Yardi Gras spirit continues for just a little while longer.

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Happy Mardi Gras, Y’All

So when the powers that be decreed that Mardi Gras 2020 was cancelled, residents of New Orleans didn’t cry or scream or pout or sulk. OK, fine, I’m pretty sure they actually did do all of those things. But then, … Continue reading

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Celebration in the Oaks

Whooo hooo! We actually got out of the house and did something. What a novelty! Anyway . . . we rented a car and, after spraying half a can of disinfecting spray all over the interior and then wiping the … Continue reading

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We survived our first hurricane

So, when we moved to New Orleans, we knew hurricanes might be a problem. Little did we know a strong category two hurricane would blow through shortly after we arrived…

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Our epic road trip

So…a few months ago a friend of ours suggested we journey down to New Orleans to see him march in the Irish Channel parade on St. Patrick’s day.  We are always up for a trip to New Orleans so, of … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras!

Hey, look, we are back! Sadly, no, we have not decided to chuck it all and start PigFish Round 2. But we did spend an entire week in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras before I go back to work. … Continue reading

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