We were very lucky here in Katy. Some parts never lost power I think. My sub-division was supposedly the hardest hit in Katy and out power came back at about 6:30 pm, so we were only without for about 17 hours. My home was beyond lucky. We have a handful of snapped branches (barely more than twigs) to clean up and our out building (home of my future craft room/quilt studio) lost 5 pieces of trim. And none of those left our yard, dh will finish nailing them back in place tomorrow.
Picture of my little cul-de-sac after the storm cleared:
Les & Rita’s house. Russel & Ray (two other neighbors) went up and covered up the plywood with a tarp later. Dh didn’t help. He’s just like me, hates heights. Besides Russel & Ray had it well in hand.
Russel & Denise’s house. Their insurance company will be cutting a check for a new roof. They had just had the whole house re-sided this summer, so after this it’s almost like they’ll have a whole new house! Bright side folks, look on the bright side. 😀
Look closely, see no gutter, see gutter wrapped around weather station on top of roof. And Missy & husband (not me, we’ve got 2 Melissa’s here) lost a tree too.
Andy cleaning up random shingles from one of the yards. He about filled up a trash can.
Lots of piles of leaves to clean up. With the kids helping it took no time to clean out the street gutters.
One nest & egg that didn’t make it.
Chullo says “That’s ok, I’ll take an omelet.”
Wandering craw-fish. Sadly just the one, not enough for a boil.
So that’s it. We made it through with flying colors. I am so very lucky and I am very aware of it. Houston is a mess. The coast is horrible. It is going to be a long time before life gets normal around here and a very long time before things are the way they were. And I know that for some people and places it is never going to be the same.
Thank you everyone for your good thoughts! Love you all!