Thanks, Ike for the Surreal Reality…

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.

Photo credit: Thanks, Ike Originally uploaded by cortneymartin82.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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Yay for using my pic! I took that from Discovery Green, actually (or, the side street where I parked my car). Now that most things are back to normal, it’s kind of jarring when you see evidence of Ike here and there.

I notice that the traces of Ike are getting smaller and smaller. Broken shingles are pushed aside into the landscaping, and of course the many damaged signs and blue tarped roofs. The only dramatic damage remaining is collapsed roofs. I saw one up near FM-1960 and I-45.

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