Monday, September 22, 2008

Day ten, still no power

Power is coming back to Crosby, just not where we live. A couple of friends in the neighborhood report power and we are supposed to have it by end of business today. We shall see.

Robert has spent evenings with his parents in Baytown, they got power back on Friday and we are still in Austin. We have been swimming non-stop and seeing a couple of old friends (ann and luci). On Friday night we went to the wildflower center in way south austin, in fact I've never been so far south on MoPac before, it was an adventure. It was a lot of fun and the admission was only one dollar for the "nature night" which included food and crafts. It's usually the exhorbitant amount fo $7 for adults and $5 for kids and it's not worth that, but it's worth a buck buck buck! I took pictures and will post them when we get back to Crosby with power.(shout out to Jan- they have these about ten times a year, they would be a great cheap activity girls or scout activity- the next one is in October-you probably already know this though!)

The superintendent of Crosby ISD informed us school will resume on Thursday, so I hope that means we'll have power before that. Robert reports that Sammi Jo is very very very unhappy with the turn of events and hates being an outside dog. Quentin really missed his dad yesterday, he didn't watch any football, good thing it was just the cowboys! Alice said she missed dad so much her stomach hurt.

8 comments:

Jan said...

OH. MY. WORD. You were at the Wildflower center???? We live in that subdivision -- right before you get there. We are the first left turn off LaCrosse (the street the Wildflower center is on!!!!!) ACK!!! I wish I had known you were there. You were totally AT MY HOUSE!!!

Yennigirl said...

That is so sad that Alice's stomach hurt from missing her dad! We have power, but so much of the city still doesn't - namely street lights that it is still crazy and annoying!! ARG! Hope to hear some good news soon!

Kareena Mullens said...

Jan- I thought for some reason you lived in Buda- was I close to Buda? A long time ago Mopac kind of ended at the mall and I don't think I've ever beenon slaughter lane before- LOL- I would have loved to have visited with you in person!

4Girls4Me said...

Poor Alice. That's the sweetest thing ever. :) Hopefully you guys will be back home with Daddy, Sammy Jo & your power soon!! It sounds like you guys are at least having some fun livin' the Refugee life! Keep us updated!

Jan said...

Nope, we live in Circle C Ranch -- in the Wildflower Park subdivision. Buda is still a little ways away from here -- (used to be in our ward, then got actually split and moved out of our stake as well). It's funny that you were so close -- you really were at my house pretty much.

Renae said...

Kareena, what a crazy ordeal!!!! I'm praying for you and your town! Give your kids a hug from me and hang in there. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Renae said...

Kareena, what a crazy ordeal!!!! I'm praying for you and your town! Give your kids a hug from me and hang in there. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Aryn said...

Although it is not fun for you, I am really, really glad to have a first-hand account of Ike. It's fascinating. How lucky to have family close enough to land there for a forced "vacation," but 10 days?!? You must be dying to get back to the routine. Did your house get damaged, or is it pretty much about the power? Yikes. Alice's comment was so cute yet so sad at the same time - looking forward to a "reunited" post.

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