Monday, September 15, 2008

Hurricane Ike-Update #10

(Posting via battery power on the computer. The Internet is working)

We spent most of today cleaning up around the house and assessing the damage. Our neighbor was correct on our damage. We were glad we got ice, gas, and water. We are sharing with our neighbors. I am running the generator 24-7 and sharing the power with the neighbors.

There is no electricity, gas or water. We are under a "boil all water" order for the city. We are glad we brought 6 cases of water with us. We have given away most of the ice and water and are getting by pretty well. Our neighbors offered to pay for the ice and water and we refused. After all, what are neighbors for.

Not much else is going on. We are running the refrigerator and freezer, as to save as much food as we can, a portable black and white television to keep up with the news, a fan and one pole light. We do not want to use too much power as it may have to last a long time. The reports say we may not have power for two weeks.

Oh well, life goes on. After all, this experience will be the basis for many blog posts for the future.

"Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised." - Denis Waitley

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