so after about 6 lovely (and humid) (and hot) weeks in houston, we got our first (and probably worst) hurricane experience. talk about timing. prior to the hurricane, we asked several houstonians about the occurance of hurricanes and how bad they were. everyone reassured us that hurricanes rarely hit houston straight on, and usually all we got were some pretty spectacular thunderstorms.
well...we all know how this story ends (or continues). hurricane ike blew straight through houston about 2 weeks ago. first, i'll start out by saying that matt & i were extremely blessed. we live fairly far inland, so the devestating storm surges that happened on the coast did not affect us. while our area did experience category 1 to 2 strength winds, only minor damage was done. and we were only without electricity for a short period of time. we felt incredibly blessed to be safe and only minorly inconvenienced compared to others who suffered more and lost everything. please still keep those who saw catastrophic damage in your prayers.
well, that's our hurricane ike experience. overall, we feel somewhat cool for having experienced a fairly major hurricane, but mostly blessed tremendously for the safety and comfort we experienced.