Just a quick note from New Orleans — I haven’t been in Houston since the Thursday before Ike hit. My family & home are fine. Mike was in the Netherlands (aka The Holland) for work, and was due to return on Sunday to Houston – the day after Hurricane Ike hit. His flight was cancelled, and since I was already in New Iberia, Louisiana for a wedding, I suggested that he fly to New Orleans instead and I would meet up with him here. Jason was in Houston with my parents throughout the storm, but they had power back by Sunday night, and phone service back by Tuesday. I picked Mike up at the airport on Sunday night, and we stayed in New Orleans through today (Wednesday), and are leaving for Houston as soon as I hit publish on this post.
I’ll update more after I get back to Houston and actually see what it looks like. Meanwhile, we’ve been watching the news with what can best be summed up as stunned disbelief. We’ve always loved Galveston, and I know this has forever changed it from what it once was.