September 14, 2008
We are all working hard at cleaning up the mess left behind. Still no power in our section of Grand Lakes. I have reports that parts of Mason Road communities, Nottingham, Kelliwood and other areas of Katy are still waiting to be reconnected. At least the weatherman has predicted low temps tonight in the 60’s as it is hard to get to sleep at night in the 80’s.
I had hopes we would be back on today but am every hopeful for tomorrow. School is called off for tomorrow for KISD so the kids get another “snow day”. Funny, the schools are closed but my kids have just left to go to Cinemark for a movie. Yes, that is roughing it. It does feel good to see some aspects of life getting back to normal.
I will recharge my batteries this evening next door (neighbor has a wonderful generator that they use to power a fan, tv and a blender. Gotta love Texans and their priorities:).
I would love to hear from different areas of Katy and West Houston to see how you have fared. This blog has received thousands of hits from all over the world with concerned family and friends wanting to know how their loved ones are doing. As I can only attest to my specific area, any information you can add will be very much appreciated.
Take care and more updates will be added after a much needed battery recharge.
September 13, 2008
Katy skies at 9:40 a.m. 9/13/08
Whew, Katy appears to be fine… for all of you concerned about your loved ones. We shut down the computer to reserve battery power as our electricity is still out. In fact, we may be the only neighborhood in Katy without power… Hello, Reliant Energy…anybody out there? Our power shut down while skies were calm and still so whatever the issue is, they cannot blame it on Ike.
The winds raged all night long at gusts of 75 or so, intermittent lightning, and light rain. We are now getting a nice rain accompanied by winds that while still strong, are nowhere near last nights’ intensity. We were very lucky to have been so close to the eye of the storm and on the less dangerous side.
Katy street scene 9:40 a.m. 9/13/08
I hope that everyone else is okay. It does look pretty bad for Galveston and other parts of the city closer to the coast.
I looks like a great day to read a book or watch a movie… oh, yeah.. we have no power:). Take care all and thanks for visiting.
September 13, 2008
Sorry I could not get through but have reserve battery power and an intermittent Internet service with my broadband card. We in the Northeast section of Grand Lakes lost our power 5 hours ago and I do not anticipate having it restored until after the storm passes. I understand that other parts of Katy are fine and I wish I knew where you live because our home is getting really hot about now:). Otherwise, we are fine.
At this hour, the wind has picked up to fairly strong gusts of about 25 miles per hour but nothing too crazy. I have included photos I took prior to nightfall. I will say this, hurricanes create terrific skies! Everyone on my street is sweating it out and we hope that all of you out there with electricity will remember us and let us borrow ice tomorrow:).
I will most likely be up all night because it is HOT in here and will try to keep up my post as the evening and morning progresses. I thank all of you who have stopped by to view my blog and appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Katy and Houston, TX.
Great skies before the storm