Thursday, September 18, 2008

Surviving Ike

We have been through such a week here in Houston. Lots of damage, lots of loss. Galveston and points south were hit much worse with Hurricane Ike. It has truly been a horrendous event. But I can honestly say, I am just thankful to the LORD! We are safe. None of our family has been hurt at all.

We have a tree on our roof.

Some of our pretty little trees uprooted.
Our sweet neighbors across the street had their next-door-neighbors' tree fall on their patio at the back of their house, pretty well destroying it.
As much as I love trees, you just never realize the destructive possibilities when they fall. She loved sitting out on her little patio and it was a pretty, peaceful place. I hope they can get it back somewhere near as nice as it was.
This is the back yard of the house on her other side. It was a HUGE pine tree. What you can't see in this shot is that it hit a power line and took a pole and transformer down with it. It went down with such force it ripped the meters and breaker boxes off the back of their houses.
We have a gas stove at our house, so we can at least still cook. Late one night we had some peach pies. Had to use up some of those peaches I froze earlier. The rest were a dead loss.
But these sure were good!
We have really good neighbors. I've been touched at how people have all gone out of their way to help each other. (And there was a LOT of barbeque spread around as everyone tried to use up all the meat from freezers before it spoiled.)
My Sweetie Pie and I are at our daughter's boyfriend's apartment. He has electricity and internet access (and air conditioning). So now I've caught up my email and updated my blog. My work here is done. :)
Hope you're having a good week! Mine's getting better.

My love to you all,


By the way, my chickens survived nicely. As a matter of fact, when I went out to check on them after the storm there were a lot of sparrows sharing their shelter. ;)


Linda said...

So glad to hear that you and your family are safe and unharmed, God is good.

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, I never thought about the poor little birds. I wonder what they must think when there's an awful storm. So glad to hear that you're ok -- hope you get things cleaned up and back to normal quickly!

Susan said...

Wow! Praise the Lord no one was hurt. I'll be praying for you.

Annie said...

Sorry to hear about such a damaging storm and glad that you are OK. I love trees too, but boy they can do some damage. Thanks for your order. I'll post off tomorrow.

Oiyi said...

Good luck to you and your family!