Friday, September 12, 2008

Ike

Here's the live-blog.  Or at least the start of it, while we still have power - the lights are flickering, and I don't think we have long until we lose it all together.

Winds are gusting to about 60 or so, sustained at 30, perhaps.  I expect that to change rapidly.

I took before pictures of the house and the neighborhood.  I am pretty sure we are going to lose at least one of the trees in the front yard.  We are about to put Pippi and Bardo down in our closet (the safest room in the house) to sleep.  They are excited.

Update:

It's midnight here in Houston now, and we still have power.  Some flickering, and we lost it for a few seconds a few minutes back, but it's still here.

Crazy wind and rain outside.  Ike is making landfall right now at Galveston (which I still think is toast).  We are definitely in the hurricane-force wind zone, by my estimation, but the house is holding up fine so far.  I'm still worried about one window (although not as much as before, as the direction of the wind is shifting) and the one tree in the front (which is now definitely Pisa-esque).

I can't sleep because of the noise.  Neither can the Witch.  The kids are asleep in the closet, where it is virtually silent.

7 comments:

Prairie Smoke said...

We'll be praying for you.

JessK said...

Leave to to Pippi to look at a hurricane as an adventure! I'm headed to bed as well, and I hope your night passes quickly and safely.

Rachael said...

We are thinking about you guys tonight. I was in 60 mile hour winds for 15 min once, and that was crazy. Keep safe.

Jecca Lee Ivie Johnson said...

Stay safe guys! Hope it doesn't do too much damage to your house and neighborhood.

Witty said...

I just read in the news that Ike is down to a category 1 now, so it looks like you're out of the woods. I'm glad you all made it through safe and sound.

tenacious d said...

No post today (Sunday). I hope that everything is okay. Most likely you're just experiencing a power outage and/or are out helping others.

Darrell said...

Hope you're all ok. Let us know. Praying for you.

Darrell and Jenny