Monday, September 15, 2008

UPDATE on IKE

Just a quick update because I'm borrowing a neighbor's computer.

The storm was fierce! The winds were unlike anything I've ever experienced.

The water has been deemed safe to drink.

We have a natural gas water heater so our showers have been pleasant.

The weather has been unseasonably cool for Houston is September.

We cooked pizza and chocolate chip cookies on our grill outside today...so we're working our way through the freezer.

Two separate friends have brought us bags of ice -- amazing timing for our food! Nothing has spoiled.

We still don't have electricity, but again the weather is pleasant -- not that big a deal.

Only minor flooding in the yard and street. The neighbors all helped clear the street first thing which prevented problems.

No major limbs fell in our yard....lots of small ones, but they are already cleaned up. Reese worked all day Saturday, and Hilary and Joy helped out today.

So many friends have dropped in and called to check up on us. (and posted comments!) God bless you all!

4 comments:

Betsy Bryan said...

I appreciate the update, Sarah. My mother has been asking! Sounds like you are making an adventure out of it!

Tricia said...

Glad to hear y'all are okay.

Sarah Hazel said...

Still no electricity....thanks for checking up on us....it IS an adventure, just not the one I would have signed up for....

J. said...

Wasn't it creepy to hear the wind beating on the walls and whistling through the cracks in the vents and windows? I kept thinking of the Three Little Pigs, and wishing for a brick house. :) Glad everything worked out.