Monday, May 15, 2006

Betting on staying

My comfort was that I had lost little, except time; I could always move on -- though where, I didn't yet know. And then I found I couldn't move. I had to stay.

V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River.

Joe Longo is betting on staying:

We can barely afford our note, our jobs are tenuous and hurricane season is upon us.

The dice are in the air.


At 5/15/2006 09:42:00 AM, Blogger oyster said...

That quote stuck out for me as well. I felt like my family was in a similar situation. Although we had lost everything, we were "made whole" financially through insurance and selling our property.

It's still a massive gamble, compared to my friends who are comfortably ensconced in other areas of the country. But my family is lucky enough to have been able to "stay in the game" after Katrina. We're fortunate to still have a lot to risk by staying and helping N.O. rebuild.

That's how I look at it, anyways.

At 5/16/2006 04:24:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

"Lucky," "fortunate" defy the reactions that most people would expect. Thanks for sharing.


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