It's dawning on me that tomorrow is the last day of our series -- which means no more trolling around the Gulf Coast like a band of gypsies. This saddens me.
We'll keep bringing you the stories from here, of course. There are enough to fill a million Nightly News broadcasts. But the treat of parachuting into a small town and delivering it to viewers in just 12 short hours is one few of us want to see end. Maybe that's because the spirit of the Texans and Louisianians we've met is infectious. They almost seem more concerned with making sure they've offered us a drink of water than with their own, much more pressing troubles.