Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hurricane Ike

I am not a huge sentimental person when it comes to dates (other than our anniversary). But this being the 1 year of Hurricane Ike hitting Galveston/Houston, I thought I would share.
As long as I live, I will never ever forget hiding in the hallway with our pets for over 4 hours listening to the radio as the hurricane came over our house. The windows were bending/vibrating and I was sure at any moment they were going to pop and throw glass all in our front room. Thank goodness they didn't. I listened on the radio as a Houston Restaurant Icon, Brennan's, burned down - finding out later an employee died in that fire.
Finally, at 6:30am, we felt the worst had passed and gathered everyone (us, the pets) into the bedroom and got back into bed. I text'd the family that all was well so that we could get some rest.

Thankfully, our house didn't have any damage at all to it. We are getting new windows next week, but I doubt we would ever stay again! Anything over a Cat 1 and I am out of here!

Here is a link to some great photos from the aftermath of this gigantic storm, which did damage all way up into Canada. Ike Photos

We went 17 days without power. I witnessed people sitting all over the Galleria with laptops an cell phones plugged into outlets, soaking up the A/C.
Today - it is sunny and warm, fall is on the way.. there are still buildings here and there with plywood over a few windows. I think that is crazy!
It took me along time to ever want grilled food again, I will tell you that!

Also, looking back, here is my post from a few days later (when I was at work probably, soaking up internet!) 1 year ago

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