Man, what a week!!!
First, Ike was coming. Then it wasn't. Woke up last Thursday, its headed straight for us!!! Unbelievable. People on the news are panicking, roads are getting congested, basically... time to leave!!!
I was on daddy/diaper duty that morning. Thao had a doctors appointment. Right after she came back we packed and headed toward Austin. Took us a whopping 6 hours to drive 200 miles. Hunkered down in Austin until Monday and decided enough was enough, came back to Houston. Of course, the scenery wasn't as bad as the news made it out to be, but there was some serious damage. Our house is ok, just a ton of trees down everywhere. Didn't get a chance to take any serious pictures, but here's a few of the Shell station down the road that took a serious beating. Gives you an idea of the isolation of the damage.
Power is finally being restored (we got it back last night at the house), and work is slowly resuming. Galveston took a serious beating. Bulivar island is under marshall law and it looks terrible judging by the pictures I'm seeing on the news. Either way, Houston will recover. Ike beat us up, but he's now gone and the response/updates on recovery is amazing!!!
And here's an example of the tree damage all over Houston. Don't really need anything more than a single picture to describe that one.