Saturday, September 13, 2008

ike news

Well, the storm is over and passed, and we did just fine. At our apartment complex there were a few trees and rain gutters down, and a few cars damaged, but nothing of ours was damaged. Sam's sister came to stay with us last night, and we're glad she did. Her apartment is without electricity or water, and she said the city of Houston is trashed with roofs ripped off, windows broken, and a steamy, dreary weird feeling. The TV news says that about 2 million people are without power and it may take weeks before its restored.

We went to watch the BYU-UCLA football game (59-0, BYU! Go Cougs!) at the office of a dentist in our ward. They had power restored to their outlets, but not to the AC, and we found out from the other people there that most of Cinco Ranch doesn't have power, so we're feeling very blessed and lucky. We've offered everyone we can a place to get cold drinks, hot showers, laundry, AC, or internet access, and if you're reading this and need any of those things, feel free to send us a text message and come on over. (Our number in the ward directory is my cell phone).

Anyway, we're fine and feeling very blessed. We're SO glad to have power, especially with little Anna. We don't have church tomorrow and Sam may not have work on Monday, so Sam is feeling pretty antsy. He'd love to go into Houston and help with the clean up. I'll write some updates as they're relevant. In the meantime, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!


Susan said...

i am so glad to read that you are OK. Neither your mom nor Karen were at church so I couldn't ask.

Ben, Amy, Isabelle & Olivia said...

Wow, I am glad you guys escaped IKE so well. Especially with Anna! We have been thinking about you! Enjoy your extra time with Sam! BONUS!

tpmotd said...

We lost power here in Columbus, OH around 4 PM yesterday, and it's still not back up yet (11 AM on Monday). So Ike hit us harder than it hit Heather and Sam!

JP said...

Glad all is well. have been wondering what happened. I understand you think they turned the power off on purpose just to let you know that a hurricane was nearby....jk