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Ike: The Aftermath

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…

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12 Comments on Ike: The Aftermath

  1. Good to hear everyone is safe. We’re up here in Dallas (east of Dallas, really, in Rockwall). For us it was really just wind and rain, kind of like a thunderstorm w/out the lightning and thunder. So, not a big deal.

    Good luck with the cleanup and hope you get power restored soon if it hasn’t happened already.

  2. Remember a few years ago when like 10,000 people died from not have AC? It’s good stuff.

    Good to hear things are going well for you. I just saw a story on the news about Galveston and it looks pretty dire.

  3. The deaths were in France, by the way.

  4. So, what was the deal with the guy standing on the Galveston tidewall waving a giant american flag at the “certain death” storm?

    Didn’t Kahless teach us the the storm does not respect a fool?

  5. Good to hear you guys are okay.

     

  6. Glad to hear you’re safe from the initial impact of Ike.

    Now, you have to rough it out while the infrastructure is repaired, replaced, restored.

    Kaplah!

    Best wishes, Morjana

  7. You might be surprised how difficult it is to sleep during a hurricane.”

    Not really! I have trouble if it rains a little bit.

    Glad you’re okay and hope John’s okay.

  8. Thanks for the kind wishes everyone.

    I’m only now able to get Internet access through work (Ssh! Don’t tell!) but power and phone are still down at the home.

  9. Glad to hear you guys came through OK.

  10. Glad you guys are all OK.

  11. Good to hear you’re ok, sorry to hear how rough it was.

    It reminded me of a story about an uncontacted living in the Americas (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7426794.stm). We are, apparently, trying not to spoil them by bringing them in contact with civilization. Someday, however, they’re bound to find out about us and I think their reaction will be “You knew about air conditioning and didn’t tell us?”

  12. Still no power over here in Tomball, but we have a generator and intermittent DSL, so slowly but Shirley (!) returning to normal.

    And here is a link to my Hurricane IKE coffee post.

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