Saturday, September 13, 2008

Eye to Ike

Neighbor's Tree Damage

We met Ike last night.  He was not a very nice dude.  All was well until we lost electricity at 1AM Saturday morning.  We gathered our flashlights and moved ourselves into the guest room so we could be right next to the babies, just in case.  The winds started to pick up at about 2:30am and neither of us were able to sleep all night. The wind was whipping around the house and trees, causing the house to creak, and pelt the windows with rain. The eye wall hit us hard at about 6AM while we fed the babies by candlelight.  It was so dark outside we could not even see the trees out of the window.

Trees Down On The Road Behind Us


We tried to stay home until power came back on, but the air was so still and humid afterwards that, even with the windows open, we were all sweating like crazy and the babies were so cranky. So we packed up the car and loaded the babies to head to Austin to stay with my sister. Oh, how nice to have A/C and a warm meal.  My mema and pepa are in Austin as well and are unsure of the condition of their home.  My mom stayed in Texas City and had no damage to her home, except for a few fallen tree branches.    

A Neighbor's Fence Down

18 comments:

Jarrett Quads said...

As Brian and I were watching the news last night we were thinking of you and wondering how you were doing. Good to see you are safe and warm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.
Melissa

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are safe. I was worried about your Mema and Papaw when I saw the flooding in Galveston.

Moni Graf said...

Relieved to hear from you. Hope your property didn't sustain any damage. We're feeling some of the effects of Ike in KS with TONS of rain. Not good on the ol' basement.

A candlelit breakfast isn't nearly as romantic as it sounds.

Love,
Moni

edbteach said...

Glad to hear that you are okay.

Thanks for updating us!

The Gerwer Babies said...

Been checking on you and very worried! Glad to hear you guys are okay.
XO Gerwer family

Hilary said...

Glad everyone is ok!!

Misty said...

Glad ya'll are ok. My parents lost their fence, but they did get their power back on (they're in Katy). I agree that the candlelight breakfast is no fun! Hope your stay in Austin is short and glad ya'll had no damage!
We had barely anything up here in Plano.
Take care,
Misty

The Carlsons said...

oh, praise God that you guys are safe and sound! it's good to hear all of you are well.

love how you fed the babies by candlelight :)

-fellow quad mom of GGGG and a 4yo boy

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are safe and sound in Austin and that your Memaw and PaPaw are out of Galveston and safe. Here in Katy we lost electricity around 2:30am Sat. but was back on by 5pm Sat. evening. My sister is in Kingwood and they are still staying with us here in Katy. Again, I'm glad you all are safe. Debbie

Hevey Family said...

Let me know how long your going to be Austin. Remember we are in Round Rock. Near the outlet mall. Would love to visit. 986-5777.
Susan

Tubre Quads said...

So glad you guys are ok. I was worried about you. A/C is the best...how did anyone ever survive without it???

Jac

Andria said...

Glad you are all safe. I couldn't help but think of you guys too (from over here in Cali). I hope the rest of the family is well and has minimal property damage.

Ike wasn't nice, was he?

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Glad to hear you are all ok and safe. How did Chris' grandparents fair?

Collegegirl said...

Glad ya'll are safe and have AC right now. Hang in there and be careful!
~Elyse~

Terri said...

Glad to hear you are all safe!

Jocelyn said...

I hope your power comes back on soon... and glad to here yu'all had no big damage.

Alaine said...

Was so happy to hear from you that all were safe and sound! People are more important than power - but I am thankful that ours came back on 30 minutes ago!! Now back to more clean-up. Much love to all of you.

Fulton Quads said...

SO happy to hear that you guys survived the storm! I hope your family fared as well! This year's Hurricane Season has been terrible! Take Care! Cathy