I don't wanna say it too loud cause they might realize they messed up and turn it back off. ;)
They said 4-6 weeks.... I'll take 12 days! whoo hoo!
I know that some of you are, quite frankly, sick of hearing about Ike.
In our neck of the woods there was no other news...
I knew nothing about the bank problems that supposedly dominated the headlines...
All I knew was that our way of life, as we knew it, was forever changed.
I know I know that sounds over dramatic. But, it's true.
We do not live on the beach.
As a matter of fact we have to drive 45 min to an hour to get to the beach.
We did not and never do have to worry about the storm surge of water from a hurricane.
But what many people don;t understand is that you don't only have to worry about the hurricane force winds and driving rains...
But hurricanes produce hundreds of tornadoes!
THATS what gets us!
Ike was different....
It was such a large storm that noone was safe... even those 100 miles inland had hurricane force winds to deal with.
Ike was not the strongest storm.
Ike was not the wettest storm..
But he was one of the biggest storms.
It was a very long 12 days for us.
Starting with the evacuation, then the storm damage and power outage.
I have always been someone who prepared for these kind of events.
But even though I thought I was prepared, I learned a great deal during this event.
I'll share more over the coming days about things that were great help during this time as well as some holes I found in our preps.
I have tons of pictures... here are a few...
This was my potting shed/secondary brooder.
The boys worked so hard to build it for me..
I was getting so happy because it finally was almost covered with climbing vines.
My plum & pear trees.... ripped up by the roots...
Notice the dead tall pine tree that's still standing ?