Here we are, 36 hours after Ike slammed into Galveston and Houston, and, depending on where you are around here, things are either really horrible (Galveston) or almost normal (Katy). Being in Tomball, we’re closer to the normal side than not. We have water and gas, but not AC, which made for a rather nasty evening for sleeping. Hopefully the power will be on soon, as neighborhoods around us are now getting power.
I’m at my in-laws house in Katy, and let me tell you, AC is awesome. How in the world did people live around here before the invention of AC? The good news is that the weather is clearing, and will be turning cooler for the next several days so things shouldn’t be too bad while we clean up and almost pleasant at night.
Myself and my family are ok, if tired. You might be surprised how difficult it is to sleep during a hurricane. We have trees down all over the subdivision, but our house appears to be ok, and none of our trees came down, although one in the front is now leaning to the right more than it did. I’ve heard from Tim and Kevin but not from John yet. I’m not sure when things will get back to normal around here, but probably when we get power back.
We have a few posts scheduled to appear over the next couple of days, so you’ll see some activity here, and we still have our Torchwood contest going on if you’re interested. Hopefully we’ll be back at it in the next couple of days after we’ve had some decent sleep…