Friday, September 19, 2008

Hurricane Ike

It's been a long time since we've posted anything on our blog, but we have a really good excuse - we endured a hurricane! I've never been overly concerned about hurricanes as we live more than 100 miles from the coast, but Hurricane Ike blew right through Huntsville and our poor town really suffered. People were injured or killed, there was extensive property damage, big beautiful trees were completely uprooted, and the entire town lost electricity for several days. Some businesses, like the university, were powered by generators, but most businesses and residences were without power for many days. The power went out at our house around 6:00 am Saturday morning and didn't come back on until 8:00 pm Wednesday night. Thankfully, we're all safe and our house wasn't cratered by a big tree. Our yard was littered with limbs, many of them very large limbs, but miraculously none fell on our house.

We were all at home through the hurricane and the day after, but after learning that electricity wouldn't be restored for many days, possibly weeks, the kids and I headed up to Frisco to stay with my grandmother (thanks for taking us in, Nanny!!!!). Randy remained in Huntsville to work at at the shelter at the university where many evacuees were staying. He said it was a very sad situation for many of the people there who had lost everything in the hurricane. Considering the devastation that Hurricane Ike caused, we were extremely blessed to have only lost power for a few days.

We just wanted to let everyone know that we are fine and we'll be posting new pictures soon!


Anonymous said...

Great to hear you all are OK! Our power came back on Wednesday night as well. Five days at my mother-in-law's house using her dining table as an office was hard on everyone!

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