Vixen with Pearl Earring

Good news...

Got in touch with my cousin's wife....they made it through Hurricane Rita alright. Some branches and debris in the yard, some trees down in their neighborhood, and no electricity....but only for 20 hours! So they're just fine. Unfortunately, my cousin's wife has 20 co-workers that lost their homes.

Hope everyone is well out there!
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Vixen with Pearl Earring

Family in Houston....

My cousin and his wife live in the Houston area, not far from G.W. Bush Houston Airport.  They had planned to head out of town with Rita coming, and go to my sister's just outside Dallas. Well, as it turns out, my cousin and his wife were unable to get out of Houston.  My sister found out this afternoon that they were just going to hunker down and ride it out.  Evidently, they have food and water and are battening down the hatches.  

Having been through the long night of Isabel just two years ago, I have memories of what they are about to go through.  Isabel, by the time she reached here, was just shy of a hurricane and was a strong tropical storm.  She was still strong enough to bring down a tree less than 100 feet from the front door, and we were without electricity for a week.   When Isabel came through, it was the longest night of my life, with no electricity, bailing two sump pump wells, and hand cranking my emergency radio so I had some light and human connection through the voices on the radio.  I kept reminding myself that so many others, including my grandparents through WW I & II, had been through so much worse than I during those hours. It was still a very long night.  I so hope my cousins have a night that passes without too much stress, and no fear.  My prayers go out through all that are facing this storm, those having to evacuate a second time in just a few weeks, and for those that lost their lives in the effort to get to safety.

shockwave77598, we are so glad that you and your family are safe! 
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