Hurricane Ike has come and gone, but it’s damage and aftermath is still here for us Houstonians to clean up.
This past weekend I had two weddings cancel because of Hurricane Ike. Although, they will both probably reschedule, I feel really bad that they had to go through not only a Hurricane, but dealing with the rescheduling of such an important day in their lives.
Power is still out through a lot of Houston, but places are slowly starting to light up. We are out of power at home but power returned to our office yesterday.
It’s great that God blessed us with a cold front because we really needed it. Having no power or AC in Houston is very dangerous and deadly.
Last night I woke up at 3:30 am, and I have to admit, I was feeling a bit desperate because if everything does not go as planned, we only have supplies to live for a month at the most. If in one month things do not straighten up, then we (my immediate family) are in serious trouble. Like they say prepare for the worse and hope for the best. By the looks of it, the worse is not going to happen, but you have to wander what if.
After that I just rolled over and kissed my 1 year old girl in the cheek, hugged my wife, and thanked God that we were all still alive and our house was still standing. It almost felt like a new begging and that I had the power to do exactly what I wanted with my life. I don’t know where that came from but it was a realization that I needed.
Let’s hope that Centerpoint Energy and all city and state government officials do as great a job as they have done to this point, and they get this city back on it’s feet.