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Friday, August 25, 2017

Harvey Headed Our Way


We're getting ready for Harvey.  We've been through hurricanes before, but the thought of losing life and home is always a concern.  He should hit tonight or early in the morning.




On our Yosemite trip, we arrived at a hotel with power outages. No fun. It was exciting though. If it hadn't been late, we would have sat on the balcony and listened to the water. At least the hotel had running water.  Here in Houston, we are filling containers in case we have none, and we're freezing water to put into ice chests to save perishables.

As I write this, it's 8:00 AM, but it looks more like PM. The day grows darker and it's beginning to rain.


We have many trees in our yard. The biggest fear is one falling on the house. The pecan tree pictured is probably one hundred years old. Our area was once a pecan orchard.

Our porch sits in a triangle between three huge trees. This is a picture of the ash before we cut half of it down. We wanted to save the tree so we paid a whopping amount to have part of it removed. Our hope is that if it falls, it goes the other direction...toward the empty field next to us.

Before surgery

After surgery

It made me sad to lose part of this beautiful tree, but I don't want it falling into my kitchen either.

Hubby went to the store yesterday for supplies. Markets are out of bread, water, and soup. There's not much fruit either.  Funny, isn't it? We eat very little bread in our house, but we want it if we don't have it. Isn't that true with most things? We take for granted the basics and we miss them when they're gone. Things like water.

And A/C. Oh my! I dread the misery of Houston heat without A/C.

I was planning on blogging the finale of our Yosemite trip, but it will have to wait.  Right now, I'm gonna move porch furniture and finish making room for Harvey's visit.