Sunday, September 14, 2008

Made it!

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!

14 comments:

Roland said...

Whew!

Bob Barbanes said...

Glad to hear all is well, Michael. My suggestion: Don't go back until the power is on. Life can be miserable...without t.v.! Better to stay put where it's cool and the little doggies are gittin' along.

Debby said...

Isn't it amazing how people can band together to accomplish megaloi in the face of adversity.

~aj~ said...

I cannot believe you guys drove all night long. Wait a minute...this is Michael and Jamie we're talking about. Yeah, I guess I can believe it. :)

So glad you made it there safely. Now it's time to get some sleep!

Hope we can find a time to see you while you're in these parts!

xoxo

Bob Devlin said...

Glad to hear you all made it through ok. Enjoy your adventure.

Debby said...

For some reason, Bob's comment had me laughing. It's lucky that Mo, Opie, and Andy get along so well. You'd look kind of silly singing for them to 'get along little doggies'. Bwahahaha!

Andrew said...

Glad to hear all is well!

Hal Johnson said...

We've been out camping since I arrived home, so I've just had to wonder how you all have fared. I'm sure happy to hear that you're all okay.

Don said...

Let me know when you get back home. I had no visible damage on my house in Spring. My son rode it out in the house, then left to stay with a friend in Katy where they never lost power. Rest up!

hard.rox said...

Thanks for the update, Michael. Make the best of your unanticipated "adventure". Hoping the best for your house & property.

James said...

Hope all is well when you get home. Praying for you buddy!

bruced said...

Sounds like you're making the best of it. And isn't that what life's all about? Glad to hear you all are in good spirits.

Logan said...

Glad to hear your safe and sound!!

The Scotts said...

When are you guys heading home? My brother, who also lives in Westbury, reported getting power back last night... :)

Caroline