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09-23-2008, 01:30 AM
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Its the same with every storm I guess, the big areas get all the coverage. Katrina demolished New Orleans if you didnt know any better, meanwhile the people of Mississippi were obliterated. Now with Ike Galveston County and Harris County get all the coverage while the "nasty" side of the storm goes untold except Bolivar. My lil small part of Chambers County is ok, but most of the County south of I-10 is demolished. Everything pretty much South of I-10 from Galveston Bay to Sabine Pass is mashed and no one notices. Luckily there are strong people in this part of the world, people who dont wait for someone to come and take care of em. Just as Waveland, Ms to Moblile, Al did after katrina. They are getting back on their feet all by themselves. There are 6500 head of cattle completely missing, its crazy down here.

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09-23-2008, 01:35 AM
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that just breaks my heart, I remember the feeling after Katrina and it wasn't a good one. I was so terrified I can't explain it. I wish everyone down there the very best and wish you peace of mind while you all deal with the aftermath. There is really nothing I can say that will help, it will just take time. God bless you all and your all in my prayers

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09-23-2008, 01:47 AM
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Sorry if my post seemed too political or jaded. Im just tired of watching the news and listening to people whine about not having power when there are people over here picking what belongings they can find out of the trees. There are many still missing and the media is interviewing rich folks in Houston who are ****** cause there is no power and they havent had their nails or hair done in two weeks. :sad01: It will get better, already has. I guess the enormity of what happened has worn off on the media so they are searching for stories now. :offrant: Thanks Rolltide for the place to let it rip.

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09-23-2008, 11:49 AM
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We got power back here in our part of Spring yesterday afternoon. (the 22nd) No terrible damage, just some trees down, fences blown over, wet carpet etc. Every time I started feeling sorry for myself because we had no electricity, I'd just think about those on the coast that lost their entire house and my problem seemed very very minor. So we had to take cold showers...at least we have running water and bathrooms to take those freezing cold showers in.

I hope everyone recovers quickly from Ike's fury.
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09-23-2008, 04:41 PM
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Just wanting to check in here. We are fine. We stayed in Beaumont and my kids slept through the storm in the living room since it was safe from any falling trees. We did lose shingles down to bare wood on part of the roof which caused a pretty bad leak in my boys room/bathroom area, tree limbs down, electricity out for 10 days and all that, but honestly looking at the pictures of the complete and total destruction of some of the areas I feel completely blessed. As odd as it sounds, the time with no electricity was actually a good time for our family. We cleared our yard and two neighbors yards so that they woudn't have such a mess to deal with when they got back. We spent our nights playing cards and board games by lamplight. Since we have natural gas to power our hot water heater and stove it really wasn't that horrible of a time without electricity. We left the MREs for the more needy folks who were unable to cook instead of stocking up like others did. I waited in the ice line one day because there was no where to buy it, but when the stores came up we bought ice and left the free stuff for those less fortunate.

Am I glad we stayed? Yes, yes and another yes. I cringe to think about the amount of mold we would be dealing with a week post storm had we not been able to start clean up immediately. Even though we started right away, we have some now and are trying to deal with it.

But anyway... Ak8s and fam are alive and well in Beaumont and have power again! Yay! My prayers to all who lost homes and/or family members to Ike.
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09-23-2008, 04:48 PM
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Thanks for checking in, Guys. So glad you're safe. The silver lining in these storms is that it does bring your family and neighborhood closer together, and it sure does make you appreciate what you have. God Bless.
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09-23-2008, 04:53 PM
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John Galt Wrote:Same situation as you but no pwoer. We don't own a trampoline, but did you see the one on Southwyck Blvd just down from the Mormon Church that was in a tree? Wish I'd seen THAT one go.

We tied our trampoline to trees in our yard and it weathered the storm just fine. I saw it moving up and down and I'm certain had we not tied it down it would have come into our house or flown over the roof!
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09-23-2008, 06:06 PM
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Ak8s Wrote:Just wanting to check in here. We are fine. We stayed in Beaumont and my kids slept through the storm in the living room since it was safe from any falling trees. We did lose shingles down to bare wood on part of the roof which caused a pretty bad leak in my boys room/bathroom area, tree limbs down, electricity out for 10 days and all that, but honestly looking at the pictures of the complete and total destruction of some of the areas I feel completely blessed. As odd as it sounds, the time with no electricity was actually a good time for our family. We cleared our yard and two neighbors yards so that they woudn't have such a mess to deal with when they got back. We spent our nights playing cards and board games by lamplight. Since we have natural gas to power our hot water heater and stove it really wasn't that horrible of a time without electricity. We left the MREs for the more needy folks who were unable to cook instead of stocking up like others did. I waited in the ice line one day because there was no where to buy it, but when the stores came up we bought ice and left the free stuff for those less fortunate.

Am I glad we stayed? Yes, yes and another yes. I cringe to think about the amount of mold we would be dealing with a week post storm had we not been able to start clean up immediately. Even though we started right away, we have some now and are trying to deal with it.
But anyway... Ak8s and fam are alive and well in Beaumont and have power again! Yay! My prayers to all who lost homes and/or family members to Ike.


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09-24-2008, 12:06 PM
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We did fine as well, we made it no problem to our alternate location in Livingston and came home to Kemah Sunday morning. We had only a little water damage to one of our carpets, and of course our fences were mostly gone.

Overall, we were very blessed since houses not far from us sustained serious damage.

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09-24-2008, 10:21 PM
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