We survived hurricane Ike with no major damage. We had some fence down and a large tree limb to cut. Some of our friends were less fortunate. By and large, life is going back to normal for most. Many people here are still trying to get their lives and homes back, but they all seem positive.
During the storm we hung out with Aunt Sharon and her babies. The 10 kids had fun together, until the lights when out. They were hot and miserable, as were the mommies and daddies. But they survived. I think they will always remember most of the experience as fun.
Dan has had many opportunities to help out with the clean-up in the area. He ordered a very large chainsaw that has been put to good use. Many trees have been cleared using his new toy! Sharon and I were able to help out at a local Red Cross shelter a few weeks back. We cleaned (and sterilized) a playground and watched kids all day. But the highlight of the day was preventing a little boy from being molested by a teenager. We felt pretty good about that.
Everyone is doing good here. September and October were long and busy. Halloween is nearly here and we are ready! BOO!