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Lights Out.....

September 15th, 2007 at 09:02 am

We got hit by another hurricane. Humberto. Actually, Hubby and critters went through it. I blissfully slept through it at DS's, not even realizing that Humberto had moved and gotten stronger. Earlier in the week, I had noticed that one model said it might, but I went to bed thinking they would just get a lot of rain. I am still hanging out with the new DGD. Hubby said that the kitty woke him up and he discovered that the hurricane was moving over our town. Normally, we would have been a little more alert, but our minds and hearts have been elsewhere. We made it through okay. Our neighbor had a tree that made it through Rita, but fell this time. It missed the houses and fell across the driveway. That was a big relief, especially since they have two elderly relatives that live with them. We got a bunch of water that blew in around a door and into one room. But a little water cleanup is just fine. There were people with trees on their houses from Rita that got another tree from Humberto. Hubby did have power out, but the house was back online by Thursday night. Kudos to the electric crews! His plant is going through restarting now. Three or four refineries in the area are getting power back, but it will take a few days for start up. You have to do things slow and carefully. So, I expect gasoline to rise a bit in the short term. I am grateful for it all, since the storm blew up so quickly that no one was really able to evacuate. So many people still live in trailers from Rita. Riding out a storm in the trailers must have been scary! Hubby now says that he sees what I feel. I have sat up through a smaller hurricane and listened to the winds howling for hours. He now realizes how scary that sounds. I am looking forward to him telling me I was right face to face.

Meanwhile, I am having a blast watching the first few weeks of DGD's life unfold. She is a little sweetie. And, so far, I don't think DS and DIL have plotted my demise. So I guess I'm not getting on anyone's nerves yet. But my inlaws are arriving next week, so I guess I better go home and help clean up. Course I've been gone for a bit. I was in the middle of a few projects. Maybe I can just blame the whole mess on a hurricane and just stay and play with the baby....

3 Responses to “Lights Out.....”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I thought about you the day of the storm. Glad your house made it through in one piece.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Glad to hear you are having fun and enjoying your new grandbaby!!
    How scary for your DH!! Wonderful that it didn't hurt the house. Are'nt you glad you have everything prepared in case of emergency?? You can relax knowing if something did happen, DH should be able to handle it!

  3. Amanda Says:

    I can't believe how fast that hurricane came up out of now where. The night before we were watching as they said a Tropical Storm was coming into that area .. and then wham, the next day they say it's a hurricane and start showing the damage.

    Glad you guys made it through!

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