It's all over but the clean up

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!

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8 Responses to It's all over but the clean up

  1. Suz says:

    Congrats on making it through well. I know exactly how you feel. We had so little damage after Dolly and there was devastation else where (still are). Although I’m totally jealous. I went 2 1/2 days without power. Sucked. I get so bored without toys.

    I hope everyone recovers quickly!

  2. Jill says:

    Missy, so glad to hear you are all okay. It looks like you were very lucky from pictures we are seeing on the TV from other areas of Texas. Glad you were able to post. Take care. Jill

  3. KarenV says:

    Glad to hear (and see) that you escaped lightly!

  4. Kathy A says:

    Glad to hear you made it safely through girl. My sis made it okay too – no power and don’t know when it will come back on – few tiles off the roof and a couple of blown off screens but that’s it.
    Stay safe and hope life returns to normal quickly.

  5. Hasturtorres says:

    I glad to hear that you made it through safely.

  6. Melissa C. says:

    So glad you’re okay!

  7. Glad to hear you guys made it through OK! My friends in Humble did as well, but with a bit of damage. A neighbor’s tree came through their roof. There’s a LOT of water damage in the room, but nothing that can’t be repaired.

  8. Sara says:

    Glad you made it through all right!

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