Tuesday, April 19, 2016

THANK YOU ALL

For checking on us, for sending the direct emails or leaving comments.


Living in a high rise means we don't have to worry about our possessions flooding.  We were however sort of landlocked today, unable to leave downtown because of flooded roads all around.  So we spent the day watching it all unfold on television, one of the biggest single day flood events in Texas' history.

We do take it to heart to be prepared, we had food and fresh water for a few days if we were unable to leave.  What we are going to do now is take our extra food and water to a donation place so that it can be used for those less fortunate and we'll just replace it in a couple of weeks. 

We were worried about the farm, but we finally got in touch with 2nd Family, and they are OK.  Lighting struck a tree next to their house, blowing the bark off and then it travelled to their antenna and fried their TV, one computer, and some other electronics.  

The property does get wet (no mowing for awhile) but there was in excess of 10" of rain at the farm this time and that's beyond wet.  The houses sit up high so no worry there.  They are however, also landlocked as the roads all around are flooded and will be for several days.  They too stay prepared so all is good for them.  They did check our house, sloshed out there in the rubber boots and all looked OK but of course we'll do a full check this weekend.

We were fortunate and now we keep our thoughts with the thousands and thousands of people in the are who have lost so much and we'll be doing what we can to assist.


I'm in the insurance business and it's all hands on deck now, so I will catch up to comments and emails when I can, that is if I don't come home and just go straight to bed...


24 comments:

FionaG said...

Glad things are ok. You just have to roll with the weather and it seems to get worse as the years roll on. It is humbling, awesome and sometimes terrifying. I don't know how homeless and disadvantage people survive such trials.

laurie said...

very scary,, Mother Nature can be very scary for sure,, keep safe!

jewlz said...

Thanks for checking in; tx has our prayers for sure.

Anonymous said...

God bless you all!!

Anne in the kitchen said...

Thanks for posting! Watched the weather and worried about everyone I know and "know" in Texas.

Texas Rose said...

So glad y'all are ok. Prayers for all affected.

Dawn McHugh said...

Good to know you prepare I can never understand those who dont and its not as if they were not warned.
Stay safe and dont work to hard :-)

anne marie in philly said...

thanks for letting us know. listening to radio reports up here were off-the-well scary. hope the bee hives survived.

Galestorm said...

Glad you and 2nd Man are doing ok. Strange weather patterns we are having these days. It seems like your area gets pounded with rain. I've read a lot on how the weather is being manipulated. Sure makes you wonder.

SAM said...

Thank you for sharing your preparedness with others. I too feel for those that cannot prepare becasue they have no means to do so. Happy to hear you and your place(s)are safe

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Very happy to hear you, 2nd Man, and 2nd family are all okay.
This weather has been terrible. I hope the water recedes soon down there.

Mary said...

Glad to hear you are OK, I hear Houston and think of you two.

1st Man said...

Thanks!!! I worry too about people at risk like that. And if something happens to them in the flood, who would look for them? Who would report them missing? So sad.

1st Man said...

Thanks, sorry just now replying, but read at the time, thanks again!

1st Man said...

thank you!

1st Man said...

thanks much!!

1st Man said...

Thank you, we do the same watching the weather channel and seeing storms in other parts of the country too.

1st Man said...

Thank you!

1st Man said...

We (me mainly pushing 2nd Man) have been prepared ever since Hurricane Ike, it was a brush with how bad it could be. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Thanks, reading this in retrospect is disheartening cause yep, they flew the coop, er, hive.

1st Man said...

Definitely makes me wonder. Weather is getting odder and odder....

1st Man said...

thank you so much for the kind words!!! We're all good. Thanks again!!

1st Man said...

Thank you!!! All is returning to normal, albeit slowly....

1st Man said...

Aww, that's sweet, thank you!!!