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posted 9/22/2008 6:02:16 PM |
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Several hours of screaming wind and pouring rain scared the s&*$ out of me. It was Friday night. The sound of the wind raging through the trees and the fear of the unboarded window breaking over my bed forced me to go to the living room in which the windows were boarded up. I fell asleep and woke up to the wind which only let up when the eye of the storm passed over head.

Afterwards, there was No TV, No Internet, No air conditioning, No hot water, No cell phones, No land phones for 5 long days.

Grilled as much food from the freezer as I could before it went bad. Had a 'block' party and shared what I couldn't eat.... made new friends from neighbors I didn't know, two of which had evacuated from Galveston.

All in all, I know 5 days is nothing compared to some whose home washed away with the storm surge and those who haven't heard from their family since.

What a ride and I am fortunate to have only sustained a damaged fence.

For years of me bitching about the media taking it over board (which they did again with this one), I am glad they overestimated what would happen. It helped soften to blow of what really did happen.




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girlcountry

Sep 22 @ 6:22PM  
Glad to see that you made it through!!
Looking4ever

Sep 22 @ 6:23PM  
Had a 'block' party and shared what I couldn't eat.... made new friends from neighbors I didn't know, two of which had evacuated from Galveston.

Good for you for finidng a positive from the experience. Glad to see you back.
Sunshine79

Sep 22 @ 6:27PM  
I'm glad your back and in one piece....you kept the best piece safe!!!
bobbierob

Sep 22 @ 6:39PM  
I'm glad your back and in one piece....you kept the best piece safe!!!

I think you may have to spell it out to me, my dear....what piece are you talking about.
theSkwirl

Sep 22 @ 8:01PM  
Wow, happy to hear you made it!
sugarnspice005

Sep 22 @ 10:37PM  
I would have been scared silly

Glad you're doing ok.

Oh yeah...and welcome back to AMD.
casuallylooking

Sep 23 @ 12:47PM  
Glad you made it through safely and even got to do something positvie for others who may have needed that meal...and a kind soul to share it with.

We had 70mph winds and trees falling all over the place on houses and cars sitting on the street. I was more than little nervous..I can't imagine going through what you did or worse....
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