Making Ike Take a Hike
read on update on the house in this picture. (thanks Nicole!)
We’re working on it, Houston. Every day we see more hints of normalcy.
If i haven’t been in touch with you, I hope you and your loved ones fared well during Ike’s smack down on the Gulf Coast. I was one of the very lucky ones to never lose power. Got water back Sunday night. Was never so excited to wash dishes in my life.
I know this may be the last thing on some of your minds, but if you can try and get out this week or weekend, visit a museum, attend an event that’s still scheduled. I promise, it will help. I’ve complied a list here of events that are canceled, postponed, or still going on.
A few thoughts, pictures to share:
My Flickr Photo Set:
I took these while “hunkering down” at mom and dad’s in Jersey Village with a house full of adults, kiddos, and dogs. Thank God for Dad’s last minute generator purchase. Power blew about 6am Saturday.
The Short – but eventful – Life of Ike
Stunning images from the last 10 days and Ike’s impace on the Gulf Coast.
I would like to commend on outstanding news source that has stood above the rest in this time of information mongering. Our Houston Chronicle online has done an OUTSTANDING job of keeping us informed, up to date with accurate, updated, UNBIASED information before, during, and ongoing through this disaster. From answering readers urgent questions, to letting us know who’s serving cold beer. I’m proud and honored to call this my local paper. People I am honored to call my friends such as Dwight Silverman, David Herrold, and Rob Hays (and many many more) have spent days upon days of doing nothing but consuming and reporting on information that continues to comfort Houston’s citizens. Thanks will never be enough, but know that you have made a difference.
God Bless our fine Mayor Bill White, County Judge Ed Emmett, Centerpoint representative Floyd LeBlanc, the tireless men and women in the Media, our Godsent Police Force (including my father), and thousands of volunteers who have left their homes and families for the greater good of this community, and who, in my opinion, have done an OUTSTANDING job of keeping control, safety, communication, and hope alive in the Coastal communities.
I understand people are still without water, power, food, gas, homes. I continue to think about and pray for these people, for what seems like every second of the day. Tough times push people to the edge, and despite this edge we are hanging on to, I feel these TEXANS have continued to hold steadfast our trust in our city leaders and trust in our neighbors to pull us through this. We’ll get though this. One day at a time.
If you are reading this, I’m assuming you have power or some short term access to it. Please know that my home is open to anyone who needs a warm shower, a cell phone charge, or a blast of AC. Please let me know if you are in need.
I would love to hear from all of you, and how you are doing. Please drop me a commet to let me know you are ok.
Love and big sweaty hugs to all of you! Hang in there!
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