Saturday, September 13, 2008

Comfort in the Storm

All is well with us. We hooked up the travel trailer and escaped to Comfort, Texas on Thursday. The evacuation process went smoothly--no traffic jams like last time. It seems many people decided to stay and ride out the storm.

Sunset

Last night as the sun was setting, I thought of those that stayed behind and said a prayer for their safety. My sister stayed and so did John's brother and family. They both live on the north side of Houston.

We received good reports from both of them this morning. My sister said the wind howled for hours, but her home is in good shape. John's brother was on the "dirty" side of the storm. We've only been able to text message him. He says they are fine, but have downed trees blocking them in on all streets. Neither of them have electricity. We thank God for keeping them safe.

We've also talked to our neighbors that stayed in Needville. There is only minor damage on our street. Our basketball goal was blown over. We've been wanting to take it down anyway, so I don't consider this a loss. A few small tree limbs are down. And power is out on our street, though many in Needville still have electricity.

Moonrise

Hopefully the power will be restored before long. We plan to go home tomorrow if it is.

28 comments:

  1. Be safe going back home!

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  2. Praise God! Glad to hear you and your family are okay!

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  3. I'm happy you are safe. I'm sure the coastline and your fishing spots will have changed. Take care.

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  4. Praise God! I've been checking to see if you would report in. Thank you for letting us know you are safe! I'm glad your home is okay too.

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  5. So glad to hear everything is ok for you and your neighborhood did not sustain serious damage. I hope they can get everyone's power going quickly.

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  6. I am relieved to hear from you and know that all is well with you and your family.

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  7. Glad that you and your home are safe. Travel safe back home!

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  8. It's so good to hear that you and yours are safe. Safe travels home!

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  9. That's great news all around! I'm glad to hear it.

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  10. I'm so glad to hear that you're okay! My husband talked to a colleague in Houston today, he said it hadn't been too bad around where they work (hubby is working one month for an oilcompany in H., then one month at home),but they are in the norhern parts. We never get that kind of weather in Norway. Watching the news is scary, and having to clean up afterwards must be a nightmare.

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  11. I'm so glad for the update. Your spot looks beautiful. I'm glad that there won't be much for you to deal with when you get back.

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  12. thanks for sending the update that you and your family are safe. what horrid damage was done by that hurricane...
    travel safely when you go home. and I hope you get power back soon.

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  13. I am so glad you are okay and that your family is okay, too.

    Thanks for letting us know. What beautiful, calm pictures during such a turbulent time.

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  14. Thank you for the update. I'm so glad that everything is alright. I hope you have enjoyed your time away on your mini-vacation!

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  15. Glad to hear that all is OK with you. That's got to be disconcerting not knowing exactly what to expect with all of these storms this year.

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  16. Good to hear you are both safe, and that your family is, too. Hope all is well when you return home.

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  17. Sandy8:51 AM

    T...you and John and the horses are only 15 miles down the road from my house!!!

    DD and family are up here in Kerrville...oh, and their 3 big Labs! I have a backyard full of big "horses" myself!! (O:

    Email me plz..I need the name of the RV place you are staying in..as DD's best friend had to pull her horse/trailer out of the Santa Fe area and didn't know where to go.

    Glad to read ALL of you are safe.

    Sandy

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  18. I've been thinking about you folks often during this storm. I'm very glad you had the means to get out of town easily. I'm happy that you're doing well!

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  19. Thank the Lord, you all are safe!
    Suzanne

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  20. Thank you for the update. I'm glad the news was good.

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  21. Praise God for the good report, Tracy! I'm so thankful to hear that all your family and homes are safe.

    How fitting that you sought shelter from the storm in a place called Comfort! ;-Þ

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  22. So glad to hear you are all well!! Glad too that your evacuation went better than last time:~D Get to knit much?

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  23. I am so glad you posted. We have had the map out all weekend looking at our state. I told DH he had to look up Needville and that bay you visit. We looked them up and I was a bit unnerved and said a prayer for you. You were a hot topic of the CNN new watching day! Were your ears burning?? I know you will be glad to get home. Safe travels,

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  24. So glad to hear you're OK and your home and other loved ones are safe, too. You've been in my thoughts and prayers.

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  25. Glad to hear that you're okay, and that your house is too!

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  26. Glad to hear that you and your family are OK. Hopefully you won't be without power for weeks (as the news is reporting).

    thanks for the update and the beautiful pictures.
    Mary

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  27. Glad to know you're safe! Be careful as you travel home.

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  28. Glad to know you and your home are ok. Be safe.

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy