Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ike Schmike

I'm here. All is well.

Ike rumbled through yesterday afternoon, downing power lines and causing general chaos. I had a room full of folks late last night; since I'm on the same street as a nursing home and the police station my power's always the first to come back. We sat tight and listened to the wind and laughed our heads off and talked about the upcoming Freeman House Fall (Masquerade) Ball. (One woman is bringing an unloaded shotgun and dressing up as Sarah Palin. Her husband is coming as a caribou. Yet another couple is coming as Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson. Too much fun.)

Made it through the night and hurried to church this morning to find it cancelled. No power there either and likely won't be for several days.

The power and internet continue to blink off and on so I'm updating via my Blackberry. May be a little scarce this week as things return to normal. Thanks for the prayers and thoughts! -Brin

21 comments:

traci said...

glad you are alright.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Was wondering how you would fare, but good to know everything is ok. God Bless. xxoo

Amy said...

Glad to hear it.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Great to know that you're okay and that you and your friends had a fun evening. Hope that power is restored to everyone soon!

Jen said...

Glad you're doing well. That Fall Ball sounds like so much fun!

ancient one said...

Okay... so another of my Texas friends checks in and is fine... two more to go...I'm so happy that you came through the storm without too much inconvience. The party you're planning sounds like fun.

betty r said...

So glad you are safe!

* said...

"The righteous cannot be uprooted." -Prov. 12:3 (NIV)

"Grow as a palm tree on God's Mount Zion; howbeit shaken with winds, yet the root is fast."
- Rutherford

Happy to know the Lord's hedge of protection surrounds your Freeman House. Be blessed.

redeemed diva said...

Hey Brin! Glad that you are alright. i was praying for you and the Freeman House to be untouched by the storm.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Precious! Only my Brin could bring smiles and fun in such a frightening time! I'm glad to hear you're alright, I pray all is well for others in your community as well.

Hugs & blessings,
MN Kathi

Becky K. said...

That upcoming party sounds like fun.

We once had neighbors over during a power outage...one neighbor looked at me and asked which house was mine...ahem! She was sitting on my sofa!

Too funny!

Becky K.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

So happy to hear your alright, was wondering! And little damage too, amen! We got alot of rain and high winds, lost alot of little limbs but others lost old trees, it was something! Your party sounds like you and what fun! I'm planning a fall open house since we moved over the summer and the inside is just about done! Digging out the fall decorating stuff today! :) Stay safe!!

Cori G. said...

Glad you made it through the storm. will keep in praying.

Kristie said...

I'm so glad you are alright! Sounds like you and your friends made the best of it!

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Glad to hear your report! Prayer answered!

Sheila

serenitymeadow said...

Oh, I am so thankful that you and Millie are safe and you were both surrounded by friends during the storm. My power just now came on after 28 hours off when Ike hit NE Ohio yesterday. No rain just wind and it was really unbelievable. We had huge tree branches all over our yard and on our deck. I cannot even imagine what it must have been like for you in Texas.

fairmaiden said...

Glad to hear your safe and sound in Freeman House. Your upcoming Masquerade Ball sounds like a hoot! I sure hope you share pics.

Sydney said...

Ike left it's mark with us here in Houston. Because I'm on the grid with the Medical Center, I was able to post updates on my blog pretty much throughout. The city is a terrible mess, but we're far better off than Galveston -- and Chrytsal beach and Bolsivar -- which have essentially been wiped off the face of the earth. Double click on my name to read more -- or if anyone has relatives here in Houston it might be of interest.

Or:
http://newyorkerinhouston.blogspot.com/

Glad you're safe up there and doing good things for others. Amazing that serenitymeadow had power out al the way in Ohio!

Rebecca said...

Hi Brin. I haven't visited here in a while, but I thought about you over the weekend as Ike blew through Texas. I'm glad you weathered the storm, and sounds like you had a good time doing it. Your masquerade party sounds like a blast! Take care!

gracy said...

Hello!

My mom showed me your blog about a month ago, and I was so excited to see your beautiful home & enjoyed reading your delightful posts. It's a joy to visit your blog, & I'm praying for you. :)

-Gracy
"Refreshings"

gailsgarden said...

ON YOUR STREET!!!?? I always thought you were way out in the country by yourself!