I’ve been staying mainly in my own neighborhood post-Ike, just working away on different projects I’m in the middle of. On Saturday, I went to Discovery Green for a bridal portrait session. Driving towards downtown Houston, I passed the McDonald’s at I-45 and N. Main with the ratty, wind-ravaged sign. Seeing the Chase building downtown was just weird. Matter of fact, we had to plan our shoot around places that I knew would be all cleaned up after the storm, since there are still piles of debris everywhere around the city.
Strange to think it has only been a few weeks, and most of the nation has moved on to bigger and more pressing issues (how is your 401k doing?), and Ike is a distant memory for almost everyone. But not here. Although we’ve only had power back on for 10 days now, and already I’m taking it for granted again.