Monday, September 22, 2008

A Hurricane? In Ohio?!

Tornadoes? Sure. Snow storms? Absolutely! But a hurricane? Here? In the midwest? I wouldn't have believed it had I not experienced it first hand. Somehow Hurricane Ike managed to blow right up from Texas and pummel us with winds at 70 mph in some spots. We're not used to that. Eight days later my home phone, internet and cable TV are finally back in service. I'm certainly grateful because there are neighbors here who are STILL without power. I was lucky because my electricity never went out.
I've never seen anything like this. The wind was ferocious. Scary. It caught my grill cover and used it as a sail to catapult my gas grill from the deck into the driveway. Where it landed upside down. It's pretty demolished. But still.... I was lucky. Other than some big limbs down in the yard, a couple ripped screens, and a few lost roof shingles I fared pretty well.
Can't say the same for my neighbor. They live 2 doors down. This huge tree landed right on their pick-up truck. It's totaled. And see the big chunk missing from their house. Yeah... that sucks.
Right around the corner a tree fell blocking the road. Can you see the car underneath? It's there. Not sure why some of these pics will let you blow them up but others won't. I haven't figured out that secret yet. Anyone know? I swiped these bottom two (that won't enlarge) off my sister's blog. Maybe that's why?
Anyway back to the subject at hand..... clean up is still underway. They hope to have power restored completely by Wednesday if not sooner. Off to catch up on blogs....

18 comments:

Kayce said...

So glad you are okay.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Glad you are safe and had very little damage...
The pictures look pretty bad..
Have a Great Week...

Janet said...

Yowsers. That looks scary! Glad you're okay!!!!

pugmama said...

LORD HAVE MERCY HONEY CHILD!!!
the pictures make it worse than how it sounded on the text

PIPO said...

Glad you're back in the swing.

That was certainly a lousy blow job. Other than it murdering a big tree, I did okay too.

Yep, the 'no enlarge' thing should be only the pics you don't directly have on your computer.

sea star said...

I know it's really not funny...but why am I giggling? It must be the Ohio thing! That's just crazy!

See why I bribed the tree guy to take down my big trees!?!

Briana's Mom said...

Wow - that was nasty stuff girl. Glad everything is ok.

amy said...

wow, that is a lot of damage. Glad you are okay!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ack! Glad there are no holes in your roof -- you have such a cute house (pink walls and all), I'd hate to think of the water damage.

Joannah said...

I'm glad you made it through relatively well. What a mess!

Lisa and Tate said...

That IKE was one bad boy!!!

Catherine said...

glad to hear you're safe and that your home faired well. Hope everything is back to normal soon.

Chani's Mama said...

Glad to hear you only had minimal damage. Ike was a whopper!

Suzie said...

That's crazy! We are used to seeing that down here in Florida. Lucky for me I haven't had to deal with any storms this year.

3D said...

Holy heck!! Really happy that you and family are okay. That is scary nuts!

Keep smilin!

Kudo said...

No way I can't believe it. This weather is crazy. Like so many things. We are coming your way and would love to hook up drop me an email my email is in this comment. and I'll fill you in on the scoop or the poop for that matter.

Elisa. said...

Crikey your poor neighbours truck!
Glad you are all ok!

Kate said...

OMG....I am so gld you did not have more damage....I grew up in PA...and yeah...very odd to see such weather our way, right??? It makes you take stock in your blessings....

Gosh...now that I came out of lurkdom...I'd like to take the opportunity to tell yo how much I enjoy your blog....and I Can't wait to follow your last leg of the journey to your sweet Mia...so worth the wait, friend...so worth the wait....that moment will be so sweet....

Take care,

Kate