Friday, September 12, 2008

I found these pics online and thought this one was awesome. It is a statue that was dedicated to the people who lost their lives in the hurricane back in 1900. Isn't that something....look at the waves today. I have been to that statue and it is quite a ways from the shore...not anymore.
Here is some of the traffic. We left before all this but this is VERY similar to what we sat in during Hurricane Rita back in 2005.

I saw this one and had to laugh...what in the world. Like a water hose and piece of carpet will keep that piece of junk safe...Let it go people, let it go!
That's what insurance is for.


We are safe and at my Mom and Dad's. We are thankful to be out of Houston. Today I have been watching have a live feed and I have been stuck to it like glue. I am glad I can watch whats going on but now that I really know what's going on...I am scared to death. These are some of the things I realized I forgot when we evacuated.....

*My wedding album
*My favorite Bible
*My pillow I have had since I was a child
*Macy's pink baby blanket that she sleeps with and has had since she was born
*All our personal information
*OK..silly, but my Fiesta dishes. I l-o-v-e them and if they float away I will be so sad.
*Our sweet fish, Ella,she was a good fish!
*Our crabs. There are two. I guess if the water comes in they will know what to do...they are crabs for goodness sakes.
*My pictures from high school
*Some of the kids baby pictures that I left in the closet
*All the pictures that my kids have ever drawn for me
*Reid says his PlayStation
*Macy forgot Itty Bitty Baby
*My kids baby outfits that I brought them home from the hospital in.....
*My Winnie the Pooh cup. But, I know my sister will give me hers...right?
*My kids hand print plates
*My has pictures on it that I haven't saved to disk yet. What was I thinking?
*Reid's baby his old pacifiers that he LOVED! Yes, I keep those things. I can't help it.

OK..I have to stop. I think I might be sick. I could go on and on....I left everything but my scrapbooks and a few pictures. You just never think about things that you need to get and things that mean alot to you that you might not ever see again. There are so many things in my house that mean so much to me. Not material things but things that belonged to my Mom, my Nana and my great Granny. That makes me sad. I did save a painting that Nana did and some letters from Granny...those things cannot be replaced. And even though my dishes and stuff like that can be replaced it still makes me sad. I know who gave me every piece. I am sentimental like that, I guess.

As of now, Ike will hit land in about an hour. Please pray for our town...for the people who were crazy enough to stay in Galveston. It looks like Ike will definitely do some damage...its just where and how much is the question.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ok..we are evacuating. I wasn't so scared of "Gus" but "Ike"....he scares me. It is really going to hit close to home and I'd rather not be here. I think we are heading home. Of course, Mom is really excited. The kids are super excited. They cancelled school on Thursday and Friday so that in itself is fun for them. Then to throw in a road trip to Neena and Papaw's...well that is just icing on the cake.

The only thing I am worried about is the stinkin' traffic. In 2005 when we left for Rita the traffic was horrible. I had never seen anything like it. It was so bad I can't even imagine getting in something like that again. We are thinking about leaving at 2 in the morning but I am scared everyone has that same idea.

I do know one thing. I will take my scrapbooks, pictures, pic CDs...oh yeah and my kids. ha ha! We will look silly going down the road with our car piled up with our kids and a dog and his crate! HA HA I have flash backs of National Lampoons Vacation....without Aunt Edna! :)