Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ike Recovery Continues

Today Centerpoint (the company responsible for maintaining the power lines) reported that just over 50% of the customers in the Houston area have had power restored.

Portia and DK are not counted among the lucky majority, however. DK drove into town this morning to check on their home and cats, finding it still dark. They have done everything they can without power, so are now settling in at our house for what will probably be a few more days at least. Portia has turned her nervous energy to cleaning out upstairs closets for me. Hooray!

Babs has a friend who is without power staying at her apartment, too.

Our neices and their families are also still without power. They are staying with the children at our bay house (which was far west enough to be unscathed) until Sunday since school resumes Monday. Their husbands are staying with my sister-in-law who also has power while they try to deal with the downed trees and roof damages.

Maybe I'll have some deep philosophical thoughts about IKE and its aftermath later next week. For now, I'm distracted with clean-up, managing the presbytery's hurricane recovery blog (see sidebar), checking on those without power to see if we can help, and figuring out what is being postponed and what is going forward next week.

What a mess.


Shawn said...

No power here yet either. We are in the "after Monday but before Thursday" cluster. At first I was able to be somewhat positive about the lack of power - earlier bed times, more time talking with neighbors, more family time, etc. But after a week of questing for ice every day, eating cold cuts out of a cooler, and sleeping in a stuffy house, I just want my frackin' power back.

Even still, I'm thankful that our house is largely intact. There are Texans much worse off because of Ike than we are.

Quotidian Grace said...

Good to hear from you. I know this is hard with young children. My kids were toddlers when Alicia hit Houston and we were without power for several days.

Blessings on you!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Blessings on all of you!