(I want to start by letting everyone know that me and Ladybug are safe and secure. Our home has been fully repaired, and we’re both extremely lucky.)

Living through Hurricane Ida was one of the most difficult experiences of my life. It’s hard to express how difficult it is to see your home in ruin and have the basic life sustaining infrastructure (water, electricity, emergency services) drop out from under you. Maybe one day I’ll make a video about it from my perspective, but for now, you get to hear it from Ladybug’s.

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