Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We Don't Like Ike

We are fine, healthy, and have food and water. We never lost our water pressure or hot water, and have a gas stove, so we were able to cook. We went without power for almost 3 days, lost most of the food in the freezers and fridge, but have plenty of water and shelf-stable food. We have many friends and neighbors who have not been as blessed as we have. The house nor any of us sustained any damage, except we do have a tree at a 45-degree angle to the boys' bedroom, which we need to take care of soon. We've even managed to clean up most of the yard, and put the net back on the trampoline, which survived! Robert was also able to go to Costco yesterday morning (bright and early!) and get us milk, gas and a few other essentials (like Hot Pockets!). We are very blessed and have learned a little better what to do next time, but overall we feel extremely fortunate to have church leaders who urged us to have supplies (candles, flashlights, etc), water, and food. I will post more details and even a pic or 2 soon; for now we need to run to the store and see if we can buy a chainsaw, b/c they are in short supply around here. Cross your fingers for us.

5 comments:

Meg said...

Wow! What an ordeal. I'm glad you guys were safe. Good luck with finding the chain saw.

Walters Dad said...

I'm so glad you are safe.

Bonnie said...

Hi April! I'm glad you found me! I think about you all the time. I had no idea you were in Texas! Your house is so cute! Wow, 5 kids! You are my hero! They are beautiful! I'm so glad you guys are OK. The wind from Ike came all the way up to Ohio and took out our power. It was just for one day, but we got the message. Time to prepare, right! I'll check back with you soon.

Bonnie said...

Hi April! I'm glad you found me! I think about you all the time. I had no idea you were in Texas! Your house is so cute! Wow, 5 kids! You are my hero! They are beautiful!
I'm glad to hear you are all OK. The wind from Ike came all the way up to Ohio and took out our power. It was only one day, but we got the message. It's time to prepare, right. I'll check back with you soon.

James, Cameo, and Jacob said...

Yes it is a great blessing to live through a crazy hurricane and come out on top with minimal damage. It was good to see you the other day - small world!! And by the way, all the posting about the hurricane was done by my husband - I'm definitely not as funny and creative as he is.