Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Just because this is a quick way to update folks all over... Hurricane Ike was not fun for Texas, but Waco seems to have been generally spared beyond getting some rain.

We headed out for Austin this morning around 9 to be with my sister to celebrate my nephew and my mom's birthdays as previously planned. Drove through some rain and some stiff winds the first hour of the trip, but the second half was smooth sailing. I'm not sure it rained a drop in Austin. We got back tonight around 9, and our house seems fine.

My mom left Houston Thursday afternoon to stay with my sister, slightly ahead of plans. A neighbor checked out my mom's house for her (inside and out) this afternoon. Some water blew in under the front door (it's not sealed well and has been a problem even in lesser storms), and the fence is probably down (the neighbor didn't say, and it was weak). But other than that, I think it's generally fine (though without power, like most of Houston). She'll probably head back to Houston in the next couple days to take care of stuff (she left in a hurry, so the fridge is full of food, and the cat is still there), but then if they're going to be without power for awhile, I hope she'll
either head back to Austin or Waco. They're warning that it could be as much as a month before all of the area gets power back.

So, that's our situation. Hope all is well with you and yours.

1 comment:

Erica said...

What a mess for so many! I hope her power is back on when she returns. All of our family has power restored, but some of their closest neighbors don't...very strange. Anyway, yes, we did get married at Bear Creek UMC. What a beautiful church. Where did you all get married?
By the way, thanks for reading...I know it is a lot! It is fun that the Lord is using it though to bless and encourage others in their walks with Him. Have a great day.