Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm an evacuee

Oh my sweet bloggy friends I have been on adventure to end all adventures.

I am stressed out to the max and I don't think that I could take on another thing.

I am now an evacuee of Hurricane Ike.

The time here, central time by the way is 12:45AM!

We evacuated my beloved SE TX today. I have been on a major road trip to the extent of 10 hours!

Yes ma'am we are now temporary residences of Gulf Shores, Alabama. I have never passed through so many states in my whole life as I did today.

My family along with get this, My SIL and her family of four, MIL and FIL and Grand MIL. packed up and got the heck out dodge this morning.

We are safe and that is the main thing.

But in SE TX they are expecting storm surge up to 20 ft, which puts the water about 6 ft over the sea wall. My house by the way isn't in this part of SE TX but we will get the hurricane force winds and of course rain.

Now that we are here I am going to try and look at this as a mini vacation. I want my kids to remember a fun time, not me all stressed and worried.

We have a few things planned for tomorrow if the wind dies down. Right now the winds are about 35mph.

So friends I am asking you to pray for my family. Pray for everyone in SE TX. Pray for everyone else effected by Hurricane Ike. Pray everyone remains safe.

I also might not be posting as much in the next few days. I want to take the boys to look for sea shells and other beachy adventure things. Beachy Mimi, if you are reading this any advice?

And we are so freakin' close to Florida it would be shame for me not to set my feet or my car into another state so I can say that I have been through one more state on this crazy adventure.


Theresa said...

I'm praying that you and your family will have a peaceful time during this storm and that all will be safe.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I will be praying for your family! You have a great attitude about making it adventurous and not stressful!

Beachy Mimi said...

Your idea to make this a vacation and not a stress thing is great. Have fun on that beach with the kids and build all sorts of stuff with the sand. Maybe even a shell collection although we didn't find so many. I will be praying for all of you...for your safety and peace of mind. Don't turn your back to the water!!!!