HOW HE LOVES

I was originally going to call this entry, “IF GOD LOVES LIKE A HURRICANE, WHY DO I SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE A CONCRETE BUNKER INSTEAD OF A TREE?” but… it was a tad bit long and intimidating in all it’s capitalized letteredness. I am always in awe when one song, when simply read in lyric form…

WORKING FOR A LIVING

I’ve been back at work since Friday and it’s weird, after two weeks off, to try and pick up where I left off. When I walked in Friday morning the first thing I noticed was that my computer was connected to a long, heavy duty extension cord. I could tell things had been moved, but…

POWER PART DEUX

I was sitting at Jene’s this morning, and around 11:30 AM her power went out. I went outside to investigate and a power company truck was behind my building working on the light pole that gave us the pretty light show early this morning. About a half hour later or so, Jene’s power was back…

AT 3:38 AM, MY LIGHTS BEGAN TO FLICKER

I am now without power again. The transformer, which had not been replaced since Ike, became overwhelmed this morning and at 4:16, finally burned out. I moved all of my new groceries to Jene’s fridge and am wondering when I’ll see the lights on in my apartment again. The joy was shortlived, but it will…

AT 9:59 AM, I SAW THE LIGHT!

At 9:59 this morning, my hall light flickered on and I heard the refrigerator whirr to life. I stared at the hall light, closed my eyes, and opened them again, fearful that I’d hallucinated the whole scene, or running up and down the hall the night before shouting, “lumos!” had actually worked. I closed my…

I NEED TO STOP PLAYING WITH HOT WAX…

I Need to Stop Playing with Hot Wax, will be a chapter in my Hurricane Ike notebook. The much anticipated Monday promise of power passed without even a flicker while I sat and played with the wax in my candles because my eyes had gotten too tired to read by candlelight. I made a ball…

MAYBE MONDAY

I keep hearing the words, “maybe Monday,” in regards to both work and power. I hope it’s sooner than later as the temperatures are supposed to rise in the area this weekend. Most of my friends have power again and I’m happy for them. I will not take hot showers for granted again, nor clean…

THE LIGHTS AREN’T ON, BUT SOMEBODY’S HOME

A cool breeze is wafting over Houston, which is a relief considering how many are without power. I am at a friend’s house uploading pics and charging my phone. I finally have full signal for my wireless card. If there’s any speed below dialup, that’s what I’ve had to this point. The aftermath of Hurricane…

UPDATE

I am at a friend’s house since I still don’t have power. My internet connection is slow and intermittent, so I won’t be updating pictures for a day or so. Otherwise, things are slowly getting back to normal in Houston though we are still under a 9PM-5AM curfew and people are sitting in long lines…

FINAL UPDATE FOR TODAY

The power has been fluctuating and I know I am fortunate to still have it. I pray I don’t lose power because it could take a long while to get it back. Tonight’s sunset was absolutely gorgeous. The clouds swirled around like a carousel and just before the sun disappeared, the clouds became a dark…

OH, THE INJUSTICE!

I went out for a walk around 9:15 this morning. Again, in situations like this (you know, IKE) I can get a lot of nervous energy that needs spent and I know I won’t be able to go outside much longer. So, I thought, why not go to St. Arbuck’s for some coffee? And the…

FUN GAMES TO PLAY WHILE WAITING FOR IKE

I had originally created this list a week or so ago while waiting for Gustav, which went East to Louisiana. So, I tweaked it a little and this is the list, redux. The top five games to play while waiting for Hurricane Ike are: 5. Writing sentences with words that start with the letters from…