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The Road Home is a scam!

Posted by Bigwoods lady picker on Friday, January 12, 2007



Hello my friends,

I found out this morning I am required to sell my old property to the State of Louisiana in order to get any help from the Road Home program--administered by a private corp. with ties to LA politicians.  Can't do it as already have a lien on it from the SBA and is under contract to my neighbor who lost her home and needs my adjacent property to even drive up to her home--her whole lot is one big dirt pile to elevate her new home.

It will cost me $7700 to keep my word to my neighbor--and cheap at the price.

Nice to know our Federal tax dollars are going to line the pockets of big corporations, rather than helping those who were wiped out by Rita & Katrina.

But, in South Louisiana, we're used to helping ourselves, so we will survive.

On Dec 1 & 2 I moved into my home in Breaux Bridge--after being displaced for 14 months.   My old home in the Bigwoods is lost, but I have good new neighbors and I'm grateful to be in a home of my own again.   

I've had little time to pick in the past 3 months, what with painting the house and doing lots of repairs, etc.  The stress level has been at or beyond the post hurricane level for weeks and I'm one tired woman. 

 I still have a lot of fixing up to do, and I'm grateful to have help from friends--including my charming 68 year old neighbor with one shoulder and knee replacement and a heart condition--who is determined to help me dig out an entire sewer line and replace it--using a shovel.

That's a true Cajun for you!

What I wouldn't give for a good carpenter and a landscaper  who does good work and won't gouge my eyes out!


3 comments on “The Road Home is a scam!”

MrNatch3L Says:
Friday, January 12, 2007 @11:30:45 AM

Don't get me started on Big American Corporations! A couple of them have influenced significantly that I live where I do. It was largely due to how I was treated one of them that I lost this place.

I am so glad to hear about someone actually getting rebuilt after Katrina. The feds handling of that has been a true embarassment when people over here have asked me "what gives"? I am also finally recouping losses and building a little place about 20 km outside St. Petersburg. Congrats to you on your new and good luck!

frailin Says:
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 @5:25:11 PM

Hey, BWLP... I can't contact you (there's no email address here).  Write me about my friend's mandolins.


airborne Says:
Thursday, November 29, 2007 @2:14:34 PM

Hi .  Im an Englishman, but when i hear folk in England moan about the weather, it make,s me so mad, 1inc of snow and the county comes to  stand still, looking at what you,ve had to put up withi fell like giving them      a mouthful. Nothing i can say that will make you fill better, only that there  is       some one thinking of you, on the ather side of the water.           god bless you.      JOHN. 

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