My dear friend Mike Kaplan came by our house this afternoon to assess the electrical situation. You see, Mike is a licensed electrician, and right about now an electrician is the best friend you can have.

He looked things over and assured me that we could probably get the bottom level of the house re-wired fairly quickly — keeping in mind he has a list of 200 people who all need immediate service.

Of course, even if Mike got us straight tomorrow, we still wouldn’t have power from the power company, Entergy, for who knows how long. And we really don’t feel we can live at our house without power.

Now I just need to line up a carpenter, a plumber, a tilesetter, a sheetrock guy…

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