Welcome from another brewer just outside of New Orleans. I am also a transplant, from the DC area, and am trying to get used to the change of pace (and the weather) here as I am sure you will be.
Not sure what is available on your side of the lake, but if you are looking for a homebrew store and get across to this side, check out Brewstock on Oak Street (www.brewstock.com
Primary 1) Empty
Secondary 1a-f) - 2 gallons Traditional Mead, 4 Gallons Melomel, 2) Wee Heavy Widgeon Ale, 3) Pintail Pale Ale
Bottled - Amber Ale, TheJadedDog's All Amarillo IPA x2, Apfelwine, Wit Bier, Stout, Pintail Pale Ale (V1-Cascade, V2-Amarillo), Graff