Thursday, September 18, 2008

This Is...

Just a quick post to update you on what’s happening around here. DH and I have been working off and on re-doing our deck. Since he works third shift, we have to work on it when he’s got time and/or feels up to it. So I still have not really done much in the way of getting any art/sewing etc done. Sunday past, we had the remnants (read as very high winds-around 65-70 mph) from Hurricane Ike. We lost power around noon. About half an hour later we discovered a small field fire at the back of the property and the fire department had to be called. They/we worked that for a couple of hours and when it seemed it was out they left but told us to keep an eye out for any flare ups. We stayed out in the wind and watched for a couple more hours until we felt that it was definitely not going to catch fire again. We were lucky we caught it when we did, because with the winds it could have been a lot worse.

Our power came back on the next morning around 11:00 a.m. and though it seemed like a lot longer we are fortunate because there are many people who are still without power, our son being one of them.


My heart goes out to the many people who have lost their homes due to the hurricane. Sometimes we think we have it bad, but there are many others that have it so much worse.

6 comments:

Genie said...

Hi Micki,
glad to hear you are all ok.
Take care

Scrappy Cat said...

Isn't that the truth that there are always people who have it worse! So glad you didn't have it too bad with the hurricane!!

Purple Missus said...

How worrying for you Micki but so glad to hear you are OK.
We watched the news reports on the hurricane, it was horrific.
Feel so sorry for those poor people, not only those that didn't survive, but also the ones that have lost their homes and possessions. Just cannot imagine how awful that would be.

jackie said...

We complain in England if we have a few raining days!!

Conni said...

Glad you are okay - and caught that fire before it got out of hand!

Cat said...

Re-doing a deck is a ton of work, then the winds and fire too! I'm real glad it didn't reach your house!
Take Care, Cat