We survived Hurricane Ike, but I could not survive the lack of power. Plus Jack's cold was not getting any better and wanted to be close to a doctor. We headed up to Mansfield this afternoon since who knows when we will get it back.
So I know one thing: Hurricanes in the night without power are very scary. I think I underestimated the power of this storm and next time I will get out of dodge if at all possible. We stayed up the whole night on guard listening to the strong gusts....not sure I could sleep anyway.
Our house suffered no damage, so we were very grateful for that. Jonathan's sister's house has a big whole in the roof and water damage upstairs. When we went for a walk the afternoon after, we realized how lucky we were. There were lots of trees down...some in houses, and some on cars.
The house behind our back fence had a giant pine tree fall sideways into their neighbor's yard. It could have very well fallen on our house. Thank you Lord for your protection!
*This is the best pic that I could get, but this pine tree is HUGE and is the entire length of a yard and a half.
The damage in our neighborhood and surrounding areas is so sad, but my heart goes out to all the people who lost their homes and families that lost loved ones.