Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sunday Salon: Hurricane Adventure



I've spent the last three days worrying about, anticipating, and, finally, going head on with Hurricane Ike.

We tried to decide whether to leave or stay, leave or stay. We decided to leave yesterday, but we only traveled as far as Houston. Safer than being thirty miles from the gulf, but still a hurricane adventure. Winds gusting a hundred miles an hour...falling tree limbs...rain beating on the roof and windows....

We've spent today cleaning up around my bil's house and trying to make it without power (though we were fortunate enough to have a generator).

We've had reports that our house has a hole in the roof, so we are crossing our fingers that we'll have a home when we return tomorrow.

Side note: I was happy to find that I can download books onto my Kindle even during a hurricane.

9 comments:

Andi said...

Very glad to hear that you're well, and I hope the damage to your house is easily fixable. Hang in there!

Terri said...

Hoping for the best for your home. I'm glad you're safe and sound.

Ruth said...

I'm glad you're safe. Hope you don't return home to too much damage. I've been watching the news coverage -- very scary stuff. By the time storms like Ike or Gustav reach us, they tend to be tropical storms or lower...and that's still pretty intense.

Awesome about being able to use Kindle during the storm. You should let Amazon know about that!

Jill said...

I hope your home is okay...

From a fellow Gulf neighbor -
Jill
http://mrstreme.livejournal.com

gautami tripathy said...

Hope all is well. Reading is important, no matter what!

Waking upto SS after a day of serial blasts in Delhi

Table Talk said...

I am so sorry. I was caught up in flooding here in the UK last week, but at least we didn't have the wind damage to contend with. My thoughts are with you and I do so hope that there will be less damage than you fear when you make it home. Do let us know what your situation is. We don't just care here in the Salon on a Sunday.

Clare Dudman said...

"...happy to find that I can download books onto my Kindle even during a hurricane."

Now that sounds like true dedication!

Hope it all turns out safe and well for you, Debnance.

Dewey said...

Fingers crossed for you and your family!

C. B. James said...

I hope your home is fine, and I'm glad to hear that you are.

These things certainly give us perspective, don't they?