Hi Friends. Huge thanks to Emily and Jared who have power and internet and are kindly sharing with us (and saving the Little Venice sauce from a premature demise!).
I will write a more detailed account a bit later, since I used good old-fashioned pen and paper to keep notes throughout the last couple of days, but for now, I will provide pictures and a brief commentary.
Chris and I are very VERY grateful. We, obviously, have some damage and a lot of work ahead of us to clean up but we are safe, the house is fine (with very minor in the grand scheme issues) and the yard will regrow after some necessary maintenance and a new fence. We are also meeting many sweet neighbors and everyone is really pulling together — which is nice to see.
Lastly, we are hoping to get the power back as soon as possible. We have heard it could be up to six weeks, but we have had two power surges post-storm which give us hope. Our line to the house is still connected and we think the neighborhood line is still up to, so we’ll see. Oh, and there is a “cold front” coming which should keep temps around 80/day and 70/night – Thank God!
So from southwest Houston near Myerland, we are well and in recovering mode. As I said, more details will follow. Thanks for all your well wishes!