I have been in New Orleans for 1 week now, and am enjoying it very much.  The people are great, both the locals and people I am here with.  I was not sure what to expect when I got here, but I must say I was very surprised when I got here.  Though the city has not been fully re-built it is still beautiful and has a great feel to it.  I enjoyed the first week of work, where I learned how to demolish, mud and sand, and dry wall a house :).    So far everything is great and I am enjoying every moment that I am here.  I will update how it is going next week.