“I heard a great quote today from Spud McConnel, a local radio host. “If you believe in God, it is time to pray. If you don’t believe in God, it time to believe in God and pray.” Well, maybe it’s working.

“It might be too early to say, but it seems as if Venice and New Orleans have dodged the bad stuff–not that we wish the bad stuff on anyone else.

“Right now, we’re with friends in Mississippi and, heck, we just cleaned 45 doves and the kids are in the pool. We’re trying to plan out an adventure for the rest of the day. Life is not so bad right now as compared to what it could have been.”