Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike: Picture & Update

Here's one picture from pre-Ike. Of course, I didn't get any during the major part of the storm (there's no way I was going outside, plus, you wouldn't have been able to see much of anything with all the wind and rain), but we enjoyed watching the colors of the sunset before it hit.

To update everyone again, as far as we know, we are still without power (but we still have running water). My parents now have power and running water (although our friends who are about a mile away from them do not). It's spotty throughout Greater Houston Area. Anyway, we decided to head to Mom and Dad's for a hot meal and "refrigerated air". Ahhhhh! Our friends (the ones I just mentioned) have joined us for a little cooling relief.

We saw alot of damage on our way to my parents. A lot of high rises are missing windows. We saw one tall business building missing the walls of a corner office... it was weird- the couch and desk were there, with a lamp on top of the desk. Reminds me of a scene from a movie, or something.

A lot of trees uprooted, some light poles down (especially in car lots), and that sort of stuff. There was no flooding in our area, fortunately.

We are still having trouble sending and receiving calls, and my cellphone is "down for the count"... and I forgot to bring my charger to my parents to give it a boost!

The kids have actually enjoyed the experience. We've tried to keep it stressfree for them.

Our neighbors are suppose to call us when our power is back on. We plan on spending the night here, as it is already 8pm. Hopefully it comes on soon; I'd hate to see my groceries go to waste! (Thankfully, we didn't spend too much on the stuff thats in the fridge.)


C & T Bishop Blog said...

Oh good -- so glad y'all have a "cool" place to go! Daddy & Mom are without electricity, too. Glad all of you are safe!!

Kristin@HomemakerAtHeart said...

I'm so glad all is well.
How is the garage door?

Gloria said...

Yea, I would say if you are going to live in hurricane country, be sure and live in the hospital district. Hope your power is back soon.

Mother Hen said...

I'm relieved to hear y'all are safe and sound.

Stacy said...

I'm glad that y'all are safe and sound!

Renita said...

Wow. Sounds like you're seeing some strange sights! How weird to see buildings in Houston like that. Dad and Mom are without water and electricity today. She said their meeting this morning will likely all go out to eat together because they called and everyone is in their same boat! :)