> Howdy Folks!
> OK, this is the last storm I'm riding out at home! From now on I'm heading
> for parts unknown when someone even mentions a hurricane heading in this
> Ike was a category 2 storm when it came ashore on Galveston's east end one
> week ago. By the time it got to Pearland the winds were clocked at a
> steady 80 mph with gusts exceeding 100 mph. The storm surge on Galveston
> was ~70 feet, with some areas in the vicinity getting 20+ feet of water.
> Pearland is inland far enough and high enough above sea level that the
> storm surge bypassed us. The wind did minimal damage to Chris' landscaping
> and none to our house. The power went out just before the storm hit the
> coast and we just got it back a few hours ago. Fortunately, a cold front
> hit southeast Texas two days after the storm so the lack of air
> conditioners was at least tolerable.
> We've been doing OK for the past two days thanks to our son-in-law, who
> "borrowed" a generator from his Mom's & step-dad's business. Yesterday was
> the first time we had a chance to see TV images of the damage done to the
> area. I won't complain about our discomfort anymore - my God; so much
> destruction from a cat 2 hurricane. I was in the same area of Texas in '61
> when hurricane Carla hit just south of Galveston, and the damage was
> almost identical to that storm.
> Bottom line is we're OK; tired, a bit fragrant, and sick of canned food,
> but OK. In fact, compared to a lot of folks around here we're in excellent
> shape. But like I said earlier, the next time someone mentions a hurricane
> in these parts, you'll see nothing but ol' Tex's dust.
> Keep your powder dry,
> "bernie" zianet.com> wrote in message
>> Folks be asking about you. Update?\