Sunday, September 28, 2008

County Fair

Since we evacuted to Brenham for IKE Avery was able to enjoy the fair 3 of the 4 days. Her enjoyment of the fair revolved around Riding Rides. She had a blast going from one ride to the next. She rode with her cousin Maggie and Dawson on Friday night. Anytime you mentioned the fair she wanted to go there to ride rides.

Cheesing with Dawson

Smiling pretty with Maggie
Chilled Out Not paying attention to the road weeeeeeee
I'm holding on tight
This was her favorite

Those of you that went to the fair growing up, you are not seeing things. The fish and race cars are the same ones they had when we were little.

Monday, September 22, 2008

We Have the POWER

I called the house around 6 last night and the phone started ringing, up until this point is was either busy or wouldn't go through, and then the answering machine picked up. I was so excited, but before packing up and heading to the house I had a co-worker go by the house to make sure. After getting confirmation that we did indeed have power, I packed up our stuff and headed back home. The house is a wreck as we just carried everything into the house, but we were able to sleep in our own beds, it was so nice. The next task is getting our refrigerator replenished. I think we will work on that this evening.....

Monday, September 15, 2008


Avery and I headed to Brenham on Thursday around noon as I did not want to have to sit in traffic like Alan and I did when Rita came in 2005. The roads were still open and it took us 2 hours to get to Brenham, not bad at all as the normal drive is about and hour and 20 minutes. I have a co-worker that lives 3 streets over from us and their power went out around 10 p.m. on Friday night. We got a generator from Grandpa B on Saturday, so we plug in our freezer at the house. I then got word from my co-worker that their power came back on around 8 p.m. on Saturday, so I immediately thought we had power too as we are only 3 streets apart. Alan went to the house Sunday morning and when he got there he discovered we still did not have power. He stayed at the house for about 5 hours to give the freezer some juice to keep the stuff in it frozen. When he was packing up to head back to Brenham he decided to bring all the freezer stuff back to Brenham with him since we don't know how long we will be without power and how many trips we will have to make back and forth. We will be hanging out in Brenham until our power comes back on. I am hoping that will be today or tomorrow, but who knows.

I hope everyone stayed safe during IKE.