Well, for those of you who have been in a coma for 28 days; We have been dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and everybody is a zombie now....just kidding about the zombie part.
So everbody who can read (or hear) knows that on September 13 about 2 am, Hurricane Ike blew through our little neck of the woods. Galveston Tx is uninhabitable and many of the surrounding parts have been completely closed off. About half of Houston is STILL without power as I write this. The kids haven't been to school since Thursday, September 11. Still, most folks are trying to keep their spirits up.
We had, Praise God, no damage to our house. We had one tree break in half and it fell between our house and our neighbor's house without hitting either one. Whew!! In the meantime, we do have running water and gas. We can bathe, cook, wash dishes. The upside to no power is that we spend quality time together. The kids did something OTHER than watch tv. They made friends with our elderly neighbors; they read real, actual books; they made the most of the daylight hours and played outside as much as they could. Now they're at their dad's house. Lights and cable will drown out the silence they enjoyed for a few days. But hopefully not too soon.