Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hurricane Ike

We missed hurricane force winds by about 10 miles. We had brief, hard gusts of wind and 3 1/2 inches of rain. We were so fortunate! My prayers go out to those who were affected by the full force of this huge storm. What did hurt us was missing our niece's wedding. We had to stay here because Mike is one of the authorities who oversee the evacuation routes and, on top of that, we thought our home would be directly in the path-and it almost was.
The day after Ike, the sun came out and a cool front blew in. It is so beautiful where I live, but nine miles away, the town is without electricity-possibly for weeks. The authorities handed out water and ice yesterday, and today food. The schools are closed and the jail is running on a generator. Even with that problem, there was no structural damage, just a lack of electricity due to Entergy from Houston being damaged.

Nothing felt better than than the sun, and knowing the physical danger had passed.

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