Friday, September 19, 2008

yIKE!

We have electricity! There isn't anything better after a storm than having the lights come back on. They came on at my house Wednesday night at 7:15. People on my street were ECSTATIC. None of my friends have power yet. Nor does my sister .... who lives about 10 minutes from me.
The above photo was taken towards the end of the storm looking out a front window. While I was standing there a gust came along and blew that branch far away!
The house across the street is on a corner and at the end of that driveway you see a tree with branches down - they are covering a car. Here is my back patio. Obviously we removed all the furniture and pots, etc. before the storm. This photo was taken while it was still raining. If you don't know.... I do live in Houston. We were so blessed in my family.... everyone was safe and no one has any home damage... just lots of limbs down. It was pretty frightening... especially around 3 - 4 a.m. last Saturday! See that skinny tree right behind the fence...the bark has been peeled off and the top is off. Okay...it's stopped raining and we've ventured outside!

Those greenbelts (bike and hike trails) behind my house.

Since I have power, I'm cooking and having a lot of friends over tonight to eat and watch TELEVISION. They all miss cable news!!!! The local channels here are showing storm stuff 24 hours a day (almost). So even if you have one of those battery operated tv's....you don't know what else is happening in the world. Gotta run back to the store. Off to Aggieland for football tomorrow...that should take our mind off the storm.

Thank you for all the sweet comments and the prayers that were being lifted up for us. I was glad my daughter could update my blog, too! I'll be back here soon.

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5 comments:

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

So glad you and your family stayed safe!!! Enjoy your evening with friends!

Jeanie said...

Hooray! Electricity!

So glad you are safe, at home, and able to relax a bit. I've been thinking of all the Texan folks for days. This is a GOOD story.

Margaret said...

Hi Linda
So glad to have you back, a very scary time for you and your family. Thank you for your comment, I'm having a lot of fun with the cut out texts, surprising what you can apply them to!! Good luck with the clean-up and I look forward to you crafting again soon. M

Deryn Mentock said...

It's been a wild ride, hasn't it? We're feeling very blessed at my house that things weren't any worse!

Amanda Willey said...

Good to hear that you weathered the storm! See you at Silverbella soon!