Things are getting back to normal around here; slowly but surely. The Houston curfew is going to be lifted tomorrow!! But still there are sooo many without power and they are still telling us not to drink the water!! Medians are covered in debris but the streets are cleen. Since most of the power has not been restored there are many lights that are not working. There are even lights by my house that the whole pole has been rotated around (by the wind). But people are working and the progress is starting to show! Just think this hurricane was only a 1-2; what if it had been a catagory 3-4 like it was anticipated!! We got pretty lucky this time! We are going to invest in some renters insurance now; and start to consider moving to Austin!!! =)
We made it through IKE!!! We were only without power for about a day; and we just got internet back!!! YAY!! But not everyone has been so lucky. There are many many people without water, power, or any of the things we take for granted. But everything is slowly coming back. The stores are getting milk and eggs now; and supposedly there are more gas stations with gas; but we haven't seen them yet. This whole thing has made me realize how vulnerable we really are; without power we are NOTHING!! This has also made me think about how bad this whole event is for the environment. With people driving long distances to get gas; trucks having to drive long distances to bring supplies, and everyone throwing EVERYTHING in the trash......it just makes me wanna cry. I have been recycling everything that I can to make me feel better; but it still makes me sad. If you would like to know of somewhere to recycle ANYTHING (here is the link) http://earth911.org/ !!! =)
I have attached some pics (not my own; but were sent to me).... prepare yourself they are not easy to see.
So, IKE (the hurricane) is headed straight for Houston as of right now. Many people are not leaving b/c they think that this one will be just like the past 3; which all moved north at the last minute. The popular phrase today is "We are bunkering down!!". But still people are crazy!! Grocery stores and gas stations are already running out of supplies!
Wish us luck!!! I'lll keep u posted as long as we have internet. =)