Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Take a Hike, Ike!!!

**Update**
Well, I am one of the 3% of Harris County that still HAS power! They just said that 97% of us were without. (thank goodness!!) We have a houseful now!!
I will update more soon, but just wanted to update we are OK!
Thanks for all the prayers..they WORKED!!
No major damage at our house, but lots of limbs and fences down around!
Hope everyone else is safe and didnt get it too bad!
Hint #1...dont go to HEB at 10:30 at night 2 days before a hurricane is supposed to hit!! This is what I got when I when I got to the bread isle!!!
(and yes, I whipped out my phone and took this pic!)
Umm...those 3 loaves you see were the most random types of bread known to man...blueberry grain pumpernikle, (or some off the wall other crap!!)
No thanks..Landon and Skylah would rather eat spam ;)
Thankfully Walmart (at 11:00 pm!) had some "normal" bread and lots of water!
Here is the projected path...yes, that would be Houston right smack dab in the middle of all that jumble of mess below!!

Heres my problem...I have never evacuated, and as of now, I dont plan to this time.
There are 2 types of people here...
1) the ones that saw what Rita did to the south (and that people are STILL living in FEMA trailers 3 years later) so they evacuate at the first sign of a hurricane...
2) and the people who have evacuated so many times and come home to no damage that dont believe what they see on the news and think we will "just get lucky again this time"
I fall somewhere in between those 2...believe me...I will make the best decision for me and the family in the end!! Its just, we have been SUPER lucky over the last few years in Katy, and I cant imagine sitting in my car for 10 hours just to get a few miles down the highway!
I will keep you all posted after I watch the news in the morning!
What are my fellow Houstonians doing???

17 comments:

The Brew Crew said...

Thanks...We love our choices!

Now on to Ike...We are planning on staying. I am like you, not too sure what to do. I think we will be alright. We planning on (hunkering down, lol I hate that hurricane word) doing some much needed cleaning, reading, and resting. That is unless Travis comes home today and says otherwise.

Good luck!

Stephanie said...

We are staying as well. Just making sure we have everything we need. The stores weren't quite that bad at 6pm last night, but they were well on their way! And gas? Oh my - we sat in line for that!

Cara said...

Praying for you guys! Ike is crazy, thinking he can bully Texas. No way! ;)

Indy said...

I will be watching you guys on the news and saying a little prayer. Stay safe! Hope it isn't as bad as they are fearing.

Krystyn said...

Stay safe..it seems like most people are staying put. Now, if you lived in Galveston, that might be a different story.

Rachel said...

I'm going to my parents house in Katy. I am leaving work early today to beat the traffic, and we have tomorrow off. I'm gonna pack all my freezer stuff in a cooler so that I wont loose all my meat if the power goes out!

My grandparent beach house is in Surfside... the house I just went to LAST weekend!! I am praying that it will still be standing... this is VERY scary!

Tam said...

SAVE the SCRAPBOOK stuff! RubberMAID BINS! OK seriously STAY SAFE and I WILL WORRY ABOUT ALL MY TEXAS BLOG BUDDIES UNTIL THIS IS ALL OVER! THINKING of you guys minute by minute over the NEXT FEW DAYS!!!!!

Amy said...

We're staying and I think we're ready. It has been INSANE out here! Stay safe girl!

Kirsten: said...

i'm staying too!!! i love your bread aisle pic...you are too funny!!! i'm sure i'll see you this weekend as hurricane ike rolls on in!!! XOXO

Reynie said...

Be safe! I'll be thinking of you!

Tam said...

JuST stalked OVER to check ON YOU GUYS!!!! WE will be thinking of YOU guys in TEXAS!!!!!!

April said...

I'm thinking about you guys and praying you stay safe!!!

preppy little dress said...

hope you are okay now!

amanda said...

thinking of you friend...

April said...

Oh thank you for posting! I've been checking back in regularly on all of you guys, hoping everyone is well!!!

Tam said...

HI just stalked over to see IF there was any news...ok just was praying that YOU update by some slim chance. I know you guys must be roughing it and internet access will be a complete nightmare for days to come...but just know MY family is thinking and praying for you and YOUR FAMILY

LOTS of VIRTUAL HUGS OK!!!!!

lovelylalo said...

We HUNKERED down and hoped for the best. Been home since Thursday afternoon. Glad you all had power and made it thru. We are still waiting for power.

With time it will come back...I know we have it made compared to others. The kids and I have actually spent a lot of fun time together. We don't really watch much TV or things of that sort, so no biggie. Plus we are lucky to have this COOL front.