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Monday, September 15, 2008

Home Sweet Home...

We made it back from LA. The usually 6 hour trip took us almost 9. We had to take several detours due to high water, but luckily we like to take back roads and can navigate with a map pretty well. The last city we saw gas was Jasper, TX. Everything south of there was either out or didn't have electricity to pump it. We saw lots of devastation in East Texas - tons of downed trees, power lines, trees on homes and cars, torn up barns. It looked like it was tornadoes instead of a hurricane. Speaking of, we had tornado warnings all around us in LA from the remnants of Ike coming through. Fortunately they all missed us. It's a good thing. We were in a mobile home (with a permanent roof structure over it) with no where to "hide" from the twisters!
Our neighborhood is fairly new. The oldest sections are 5 years old. Our section is only 3. Almost everyone has sections of their fences or the entire fence down. Luckily, that is all the damage we had. We were very lucky because we didn't even board up any of the windows. Our next door neighbor, not so lucky. They stayed with a relative in the area and didn't come back to check until after the storm passed. By that time, it was too late. They lost 50% of their roof. This caused rain and wind to get inside, soaking the insulation (foam and the blown in kind). The ceilings couldn't handle the weight and just collapsed. The wind blew the wet insulation on everything - furniture, walls. They have a total mess on their hands.

I am sure most of you have been watching the news and our neighbors to the south - Clear Lake, Galveston, etc. didn't fare that well either. Most of their homes were completely leveled...nothing but pilings left standing. It is very devastating to South Texas.

We know how lucky we were and can't thank God enough for watching over our house while we were gone. We just pray for all the others that were hit the hardest for their health, safety, and strength to rebuild again.

Below are some pics of the fence damage....







7 nice things to say...:

Martha said...

Thank you so much for the update and Great News that you all are okay. I have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to do so. The misery is just beginning for so many and I am so glad and relieved you were spared, especially with little Peanut to look after. ((Hugs))

On My Mind 24/7 said...

Glad to hear you are ok, and you house too! I was worried!

Beautiful Mess said...

Oh what a relief that you are all safe and sound! Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts to everyone!
Hugs,
-D

BrandiH2007 said...

I'm so glad your damage was minimal. Your neighbors will be in my thoughts.

Tricia said...

I was waiting for the update. I am so glad that your damage was minimal. I continue to pray for those who were not so fortunate.

nikki said...

I was wondering how you were. Glad you are safe and had minimal damage.

vamplita said...

Hey Kim,

Glad to see that y'all didn't suffer too much damage in P-land. F and I were very fortunate as well, with our house only getting cosmetic damages. Pretty impressive, considering we live in North Shore. Unfortunately, we still don't have power. We're making do with a refurbished generator, so we have fans and a small window unit going, thank God.

Still, we've already filed a claim for damages. We'd already decided that we wouldn't unless we were going to be out more than a certain amount (our deductible). We reached that before we'd even made it back home, unfortunately. We took my injectible Gonal-F with us in a cooler, with the hopes that we could save it from ruining due to the fact that we were almost certain that the power would go out at our house because of Ike. Sadly, the power went out in Lufkin too, with no ice available after that Sunday anywhere within the area. The medicine that was to be refrigerated was un refrigerated for wayyyyyy longer than what I consider safe - and at higher temps than it ought to be for any period of time. F and I decided that hell yeah, we need to claim that - even if the insurance company doesn't pay for it.

It's worth a shot... pun intended.

Change of subject - if we ever get a meeting of the infertiles in the Houston area, still I vote for the Potatoe Patch as the site of at least one meeting. :)

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