Sunday night before the storm, I was leaving Wal-Mart just like everybody else. It was kind of scary because many of the shelves were empty, and you just had to take what you could get. It's not enough to say we didn't have clean water, air conditioning, electricity, or phone service for days or that it became extremely difficult to buy the things we did need like groceries and gas. It not only made life inconvenient for most people and unbearable for some, but it changed the way we thought about what could happen. But this was before, when nobody really knew what would happen, that Sunday night, leaving Wal-Mart, when I just happen to have a camera to take a pretty picture of the outmost edges of Hurricane Katrina as she began to arrive. BTW, the storm had not even hit the state at this point, and I'm three hours inland. She was big enough to cover the whole state.