Saturday, September 13, 2008

Life after Ike

Yay! We are up and running again. Actually we fared really well in comparison to most of Houston and even alot of our dearest friends and my parents. They just barely got their power back. Yesterday evening Mark and Scott (my heroes)set up our generator on the outside of the house. It worked out perfectly because The Shapers (our fun neighbors) weren't home. Generators are LOUD! By the way, thanks for the chicken Julie! I made chicken salad with it and the sandwiches were perfect with all the chips we bought at Sam's. Here we are all set up in the family room. It was pretty nice! We had fans, lamps and even TV! (and this is why Mark and Scott are my HEROES)

I was impressed! Later we brought our pillows, blankets and junk food in for our Ike Party/Camp Out. It really wasn't bad. We could hear the wind picking up and the cats were very much aware that something was weird ( besides the fact that all the humans were spread out around the family room and obviously not planning to leave.....ever). But after not very long our power suddenly came back on. I think Scott and Hope were a little disappointed. (I heard them grumble.... "oh, man")....Too funny.




This morning we let our Bishop borrow our generator because we were so fortunate to only be without electricity for a few hours. Mark and Scott went to check on some people from church as well as Marci and Mike's home and their rental property. I e-mailed Marci the pictures Scott took of their places so I'm sure she'll post them on her blog.

These are some of the pictures Scott took while they were out this morning.
My Wisteria Vine:
Our Neighbors right across the street:





Driving into Our Neighborhood:

Driving Down Our Street:


My Parent's House and Their Neighbor:

Our biggest issue was our cable was out; so we had no phone line, interenet or TV (oh no! Mark missed the BYU game but he heard they won.... BIG TIME, so he's very happy)

More tomorrow, I'm off too bed. It's been an eventful day!

Nite All....

7 comments:

Annemarie said...

Oh, I'm so glad you guys and your home are ok. I really was worried. How close are you to Houston?

Next natural disaster I want to bunk with you guys! You know how to do it right!!

Christina Bambina said...

I am so happy and greatful you are all safe. We were following along and were worried for you all. I even got the urge to look you up on the internet and call!!!!! so happy that your house wasn't damaged!!!

Brittany said...

I'm so glad you guys were safe as you stuck it out! The "campout" did look fun even though the circumstances weren't so favorable!

Pineapple Hill said...

AnneMarie-we are kind of inbetween. We are in the Katy Stake and have Katy School District (which is great) but have a Houston address. We were with out cable, internet and phone again all day. Just got hooked up.

Karen said...

I'm glad you weren't without power very long. We have had company since the storm passed. (We never lost power.)We have AT&T Uverse and never lost internet either. Uverse is awesome! I think Katy was spared major damage compared to our neighbors in the south. Thanks for keeping us informed all the time. You are an awesome Relief Society President! Hugs, Karen

Karen said...

I'm glad you weren't without power very long. We have had company since the storm passed. (We never lost power.) We have AT&T Uverse and never lost internet either. Uverse is awesome!

I think Katy was spared major damage compared to our neighbors to the south.

Thanks for keeping us informed all the time. You are an awesome Relief Society President! Hugs, Karen

Pineapple Hill said...

Thanks Karen. You're so sweet.