We're here in Kansas, happy and exhausted. Here's a rundown on the past three nights:
Thursday: measuring, cutting and mounting plywood on the windows until midnight
Friday: huddling in the bedroom and listening to the incredible 100+ mph winds all night
Saturday: leaving our house at 5:30 pm and driving non-stop to Kansas City (via Waco... not a direct path but it avoided flooded areas), arriving just after 7am
Time to sleep tonight! We are very blessed. We are comfortable, laughing, and who knew that Mo the schnauzer would be instant best friends with the terriers Opie and Andy? I don't think Mo's gonna go willingly with us to return home whenever it's time.
Speaking of that, we don't have a clue when it will be time to go back to Houston. But we'd prefer to wait until things like power and water are functional again. We're still thinking about the millions staying there and we hope they make the best of it and continuing looking out for their neighbors.
I continue to be impressed and proud of our city. Yesterday morning the streets around our house were all impassable because of downed trees. By afternoon the streets were clear, and it wasn't because of official city crews. No offense to the crews, I'm sure they would have done an excellent job, but the citizens got there first!
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