Well that was interesting.

September 13, 2008


First, let me say thank you to everyone who send text messages and tweets to check up on us. We appreciate all the kind thoughts and wishes. I can only imagine the images you guys were seeing on the news and Weather Channel. Let me also say that there were some moments of mis-information on the Weather Channel, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it was a fairly dramatic evening around these parts.

We are fine and the house is fine. I’ll have some pictures up tomorrow. I am, quite frankly, too g-damned exhausted to deal with cords and peripherals right now. There were several hours there that were quite spooky, but the house held, the trees stayed and we had no damage. We were very, very lucky.

Our neighbors have huge trees that were uprooted and knocked over and it is by the grace of G-d that they are not squarely in their living room. The debris and sheer volume of leaves on the streets was astounding. Fences are gone and the ducks look permanently confused. They should have little shirts on that say, “Quack the HELL?!”

There are amazing stories of neighbors helping neighbors, but more astounding are the stories of the morons. I’ll have a few of those tomorrow as well. They are not to be believed. Truly.

So I’m going to go to bed now. ‘Cause I’m fairly certain I haven’t slept in, oh, say, 22 hours. I’d say that’s enough for one day.

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4 Responses to “Well that was interesting.”

  1. Kim H. Says:

    Poor ducks!! I think there are lots of animals out there needing t-shirts!
    I’m glad you came through it alright too. We lost power again last night from 11 to 9 this morning… so we’ll see how things are going later on.

  2. mp Says:

    We had…Oh what, 2 hours of 60 mph wind and TONS of flooding and we were in the midwest.. unbelievable what that SOB hurricane can do.

  3. MereCat Says:

    Bless your poor hearts! I don’t think I realized you were in Houston. I am so so glad you are okay. What an awful experience. We had a tree fall on our house last spring nearly killing us, and now I can’t handle even the simplest of storms. I would have gone crazy with what you went through.

  4. Chris Says:

    Glad you guys are okay. I was worried about you!