Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ike, Ike, Ike...

ETA: Hey there everyone! I am logging in from my laptop from Austin, TX. There was a mandatory evacuation where I live (Webster TX about 30 miles West of Galveston) so we came to Austin. My husband and I left with my brother and nephew pretty early from Houston and pretty much beat all the traffic that was heading out of town. We ran into some traffic, but it wasn't all that bad...not like last time. I hated to leave my home, but I am so glad that we are safe and away from any potential harm. Well that's it for now...I hope to be checking in every now and then till I arrive back home, which I hope will be Sunday. So take care everyone and thanks for all the well wishes!!! :D

Good Morning Everyone! :D It's bright and early here and we have lots & lots of stuff going on, so this post will be short and sweet! We are in the path of Hurricane Ike...yowzers!!! I am not going into work today as I brought home my computer from work last night. I work in Galveston and they are evacuating people out today so good thing I decided not to go in...I would have been stuck in all that traffic. I'm not fond of hurricanes...I don't know anyone that is. I just dislike the whole evacuation process and the last time we evacuated for a storm it took us hours upon hours to get where we were going. I think we are gonna try and ride this one out and just hope for the best. We are pretty prepared with plenty of water and food, but will be going to Sam's this morning for a few more things that we may need...you can never be too prepared, right?!?! Well that's it for me, just keep us in your prayers that all will go well. Until next time...thanks for stopping by and take care! :D

Have a Sunshiney Day!!! :D

23 comments:

Kariberry said...

Be safe girlfriend! I can't imagine being in one of those hurricanes. Praying for you!

a message from gillyflower said...

hi there from england we are so lucky we don't get this sort of thing over here
mind you a lot of folks are flooded out at the moment and folks have lost their lives in the floods so tragic
you keep yourselves safe and we will all think of you and hope you get through all this unscathed
take care
gill

Laurel said...

I hope all works out for you, I will be thinking of you.

~amy~ said...

Sending you good ju-ju your way Jenn....

Jessie/knightrone said...

Please be careful!! I used to live in Okinawa Japan, and we had Typhoons all the time, but there was no where to run to, kwim. Take care, and I hope all goes well!!

Stacy said...

THinking of you!!! You all have been under hurricane watch more than us this year! I hope you are safe. Enjoy the day at home!

ka said...

I am praying for you and your family and hoping that all will go well. Be safe!

Hope said...

Be careful, Jenn! I only had to ride out one storm in Galveston and it was the most fascinating experience...I'm so glad you weren't caught up in evacuation traffic out of Galveston, good grief! Take care of yourself and be safe!

Carolina said...

Oh no Jenn - please take care of yourselves. You'll be in my thought and I'll make sure to check in for a progress report - HUGS!

Denise said...

Jennifer,

As I sit here back in the Florida Keys we are still getting winds from IKE. The biggest part passed over us on Wednesday and the wind is still blowing. Our water is very churned up stil. We just untied the boats yesterday because it was still tropical storm force winds coming through. Please be safe! I sit through them with experience. My husband did say this time when they had it predicted at the 7 mile bridge that we were out of here for this one which we normally are not! So be safe and hopefully we hear from you real soon with power and all!

Denise W
mamascollections@aol.com

Jena said...

Stay safe - you are in my prayers!

Vicki Sullivan said...

We're watching the pictures over the internet - glad you're safe. I'll be praying for the safety of your property.

jonisart said...

I'm glad your safe Jenn, we'll be thinking about you!

Barb W said...

Oh Jenn! I was so hoping that you were not in Ike's path. Be safe and I will be praying for you. Please keep us informed as you can. I don't have television in my home, but I'll keep checking the internet for updates. Ok...take care now.

Stacy said...

So glad you evacuated! I will be thinking of you all!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh no, I couldn't imagine having to leave my home like that! Good that you're safe, though! Big Hugs!

Hope said...

Hey, Jenn,

I'm so glad to get your ETA comments! I have been thinking about you so much! Can't imagine what you'll see when you return home. Please let me know how Rosenberg Elementary School fares through all of this--those kids have been on my mind so much! Of course, the kids I taught aren't there anymore now.

Anyway, stay safe and take care of each other. I'm so relieved to hear that you're out of there! Keep us posted!

Big hugs to you and yours!

Hope

Jena said...

I was just reading about Ike and thinking about you - hope all is well for you, and when you go back home!

Sparkle said...

I'm glad you're safe! Travel back home safely hun!

Scrapping Julie said...

Glad you and your family are safe.
Hope you get back home soon!!

Vicki said...

OMG!!! Jenn I hope your all safe and well. I was listening to the news on the radio earlier today about IKE, shall be thinking of you all, take care, lots of love & best wishes to you and yours (((hugs))) xx vicki xx

Kariberry said...

Hey hope all is well! Please let us know how you're doing. We love & miss ya!! :)

Jamie Martin said...

Hope you and your family are doing well and that your house survived.