Thursday, March 1, 2007


Wow. I just moved to New Orleans. I’m not sure how I feel just yet… and people keep asking me. Really, it feels like I’m just visiting. Ask me in a month.

We missed yesterday’s flight and ended up flying down early this morning. I was so exhausted, I wanted to cry. Once we got to our new home (aka my Mom's apartment in Treme), I SLEPT… for like 5 hours. The good thing about moving in with your mother is that she WANTS to hang out with your child. And, thus, you get to sleep. (Thanks, Ma. I needed that.)

I think I am happy to be here though. I’m anxious to start working. No, I’m not getting a job. I mean REALLY working. Taking my future into my own hands and making things happen. I started a TO DO list today. So beginning Monday, I’ll be visiting places like Preservation Resource Center, Global Green, and Common Ground. I know I need LOTS of help restoring my house, so I want to explore these potential resources immediately. My mom is thrilled that I’m here… happy for my energy and drive. I’ll be helping her with her house too.

Well, I just wanted to post a short update. I’m still tired. That’s my punishment for having so much STUFF to move. Even though I’ve gotten rid of A LOT of my belongings over the past year, somehow I still have too much. And packing it all just wore me out. So I’m headed to bed. Goodnight.


Brien said...

you're actually giving me access to your blog? are you sure that's a good idea? bwah hahahahaha.

the studio isn't the same without you, but i, for one, am really, really happy for you. i think it's what you need, even if you have a lot of work to do. ;-)

anyway, i need to go finish dissecting my goat before it starts to smell too bad.

miss you. good luck with the house!

Lynne said...

Good to hear from you, and glad you made it okay. We did think it would be a miracle if you made your plane!!! We taught little PapuCharlie how to throw snowballs right before you left so if you get any snow down there, she's ready!

Looking forward to hearing more. Best to Maman!

vicki said...

hey there!
like brien said, it isn't the same without you.. but glad you made it safe and got some good sleep!

here's that link to the other reuse place

miss you, love you and papu too!

kenya said...

i'm so, so happy for you, jenga! i can't wait to see how everything unfolds. i'm also inspired by your optimism and state of "being."

peace & blessings always!!

Alan said...

maybe you can buy some more houses after you finish rehabbing yours. start your real estate empire, donna trump!

Nneka said...

SuperJenga, I'm so proud of you! I'm doing pushups so that when I come down, that hammer you give me will be useful in my spaghetti arms.