Slow Road to Normal

I just wanted to provide an update to the Hurricane Ike saga in Houston.

Chris and I got power back Sunday evening, September 21 – ten days after the storm. YIPPIE!!!! And really we are lucky. Some in our neighborhood and city are still waiting (like a half million people)! I’m really not all that upset with Centerpoint – they’ve had a monumental task – but still its been HOT this last week.

And we’ve had great adventures in driving with most of the thousands of traffic signals in town out. It’s like Nairobi but in Houston (in many, many ways).

Anyway, we’ve been enjoying the AC this week and try to stay home as much as possible to avoid the chaos outside. But we still don’t have cable/internet which helps to explain why I have not written more about our adventure in domestic rebuilding. And why I am so bored.

There is more to say but I’m not feeling the need to burden you with details today. We are well and enjoying the not so small creature comforts we usually take for granted. So be thankful today for your AC, hot water, and those pesky traffic lights – you really are better off with ’em than without ’em!


Friday 9/26/08 UPDATE: We finally have cable/internet back — YIPPIE!  I should say, however, that we still have friends and neighbors without power so I am a bit sheepish in my rejoicing. Oh, and when I drove home yesterday they had fixed our neighborhood traffic signals, in fact improving the timing in the process.  How awesome is that?

3 thoughts on “Slow Road to Normal

  1. common loon September 25, 2008 / 1:28 pm

    Clean up takes such a long time, eh? Funny how a cold bottle of water can become such a treasure! Thanks for the reminder about “little” things like traffic signals. At least in these parts we are familiar with the “4-way-stop.” Hope that your mosquitoes stay away. Now that your phone / power is not such an issue, please feel free to phone in ANY requests!!!!!

  2. Mom September 25, 2008 / 1:35 pm

    So glad you are able to get on-line someplace and do a post — I think I can speak for everyone that we have missed hearing from you. You have shown such courage in accepting this dilemma that you could not change — others would be (and have been) whining up yet another storm! Hugs, babe!

  3. wendalicious September 26, 2008 / 10:53 pm

    So glad you and hubby are safe and sound…and connected to the outside world again! And kudos on not whining 🙂

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