Sunday, September 14, 2008

One wild and crazy night...

or one night with Ike. Whatever you want to call it , it's a night I don't care to repeat. We were some of the few who decided to "hunker down and stay put" fortunately we survived and are very thankful to my lord for sparing us from major damage, but no matter how much you prepare you always have a creeping realization that maybe this wasn't such a good idea?
That realization became abundantly clear at about 2:00 when the wind began to roar and the rain pounded on our home, Ike made his presence known. While my husband and son slept soundly, I tossed and turned, finally falling into a restless asleep in the wee hours of the morning....then our cell phones started ringing.
My parents and sisters and their families,who live in Freeport and were some of the first evacuees, decided to stop and stay for the night as they checked to see if it was ok to go home, giving my elderly parents some much needed rest and a bit of comfort food which always includes tortillas!!!
We all had tales to tell as we sat down for our meal, with much laughter and noise...all was right with the world once again...Please keep those not as fortunate as us in our prayers.
blessings,Flora

12 comments:

Laume said...

So glad you and your home weathered the storm intact. How in the world did your husband sleep through it!?

Flora said...

Hello Laume!!
To tell ya the truth..I don't know?
He told me he was awake all night long...lol...I know better!!!
Blessings,Flora

PG said...

So glad to hear you survived - saw the news reports, it looked pretty terrible.

Ginny Diezel said...

Flora! So glad you are ok! I am in the been there and done that category myself. Living in Virginia Beach, we have hurricanes come through here a lot. The last one to really shake us was five years ago, almost exactly to this day. We lost power for eight days, but sustained no damage to our home. We have the Elizabeth River behind the house, and the water came up to our deck, and then slowly began to recede....We all seem to cope with disasters and move on. Must be the human spirit! Take good care of yourself! I am glad you are doing fine.

Flora said...

Ginny,
We did flood almost to the day about 5 yrs ago, when tropical storm Allison came for a visit and decided to stay longer. we had 21 inches of water and the whole neighborhood looked like a lake, we canoed out of our home, with my mom who was recuperating from major surgery she'd had only a few days earlier...oh what fun!!! Thank you for your concern, I appreciate it emensely!
Blessings,Flora

Flora said...

PG,
Thank you very much!!! The media at times does a great disservice to the viewing public,
Although there are some areas that were devastated, not all of us are in a bad way.
blessings,Flora

Huckleberry Arts said...

You know how releived I was to hear you all made it through safe. Very happy no damage Now can get back to creating :)

So happy you weathered Ike well....know all to well what it is like to be in a hurricane definatly an expereince you just can't explain

Have a beautiful day
Annette

Flora said...

That's why I called you sweetie you sounded so very worried and I could not let you go on without talking to you!
blessings and much love to ya!!!Flora

Marie Patterson Studio said...

So glad to hear that you are alright!!

Flora said...

Thank you Marie!!
Blessings,Flora

elphabainwicked said...

I am glad to hear everyone is safe. I heard it was awful.

I can proudly say that my brother left LA from that hurricane drove home to PA and within 24 hrs turned around and headed to TX to help restore power in Houston.

Stay safe everyone.

Flora said...

Yes it was awful and we really didn't know how awful till 1 day and 1/2 later and still there are so many in need, thank the good lord there are people like your brother who are here in our time of need. Thank you for taking the time to visit with me.
Blessings,Flora