Monday, September 15, 2008

About Ike

We're okay!

We are currently at the lake waiting on the word to return. The husband went back home yesterday and replanted the small oak saplings that were overturned in our yard and hooked the refrigerator up to a generator, but other than that we sustained no damage at the new house.

The old house....well, it's okay, too, but the yard it's a mess.

A huge oak in the back snapped and fell over the fence into the neighbor's yard. Another tree's limbs blew into another neighbor's yard. Our orange trees were completely destroyed. We'll need to buy a new swing set. Our solar screens blew all over the street, but it didn't bother the neighbors at all. They just kicked them aside and went about their basketball games and beer drinking. There's a small leak in the boy's room that will need fixed. Derick thinks a tornado went through due to the path of the damage. It's not great and will take some elbow grease but it could have been a lot worse. We're just keeping our fingers crossed that the buyers weren't really in love with the trees and will go ahead with the closing next week.

Oh yeah, we signed a contract on our house last week.

Power was restored at both homes late last night and school is slated to open on Wednesday so we are hoping to get back tomorrow. The weather here is wonderful today and Anna came to visit so we are treating it like a mini-vacation, a break from the storm so to speak.

We know how lucky we are to have come through this terrible storm virtually unscathed. We want to get back and help those who weren't as fortunate. I appreciate all of you for thinking and praying for us.

I'll keep you posted.


Shane said...

Soooo glad you all are okay!

Kether said...

You sold!?!? YAY!!

Oh, and yay that you guys are ok!!

Aunt Becky said...

I admit, I was concerned. Glad to hear that you're okay.

Mommy Daisy said...

Glad you are OK and your houses faired well. Congrats on selling your other house!

We even have some branches down after the remnants of Ike passed through here yesterday.

Crazed Mom said...

Hooray for evacuating. I get so mad at people who ignore the order then whine for help. I know I'm mean. If they told us to leave, we'd leave.

Glad you are safe and sound.

Erin said...

So glad to hear that you are physically OK.

Also THRILLED to hear that you are under contract for your old house! YAY! Fingers crossed that the damage doesn't affect said contract.

Thanks for letting us know you're OK - I was thinking about you today as I picked up the pears that the remnants of Ike thoughtfully flung to the ground last night.

Dana said...

I'm so glad to hear that you guys are all ok. I was worried for a bit looks like Ike was pretty nasty to folks over your way. It sounds like the damage was minimal though. Also, congrats on finding a buyer for the old house! That must be a relief. Hopefully things will go through as planned.

SydneyDawn said...

I was thinking about you and wondering if you were ok. Glad you hear that you guys came through it with minimal damage.

Melissa said...

Glad you guys are okay.

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear that everything is OK only needing some elbow grease is a good thing! Good Luck with the closing.