Hunkering Down By Candlelight
Schools here are still closed tomorrow. Not sure about Mike's office yet. My grandparents yard is a mess but their house is intact. Mike's cousin Vicki's apartment is mostly ok and her power is back on so she and her two friends went home today. Her friends (now ours too I guess!) don't have power yet and may not get it for weeks because of a specific local problem. I hope they get it fixed fast. They seem pretty upset about losing all their super tall trees too. Oh and Vicki may not have a job for quite some time, her hospital sustained major damage. Another mom I know near me lost a big portion of her roof and has a lot of water damage.
It's a mess everywhere you look here. Parts of the Bolivar peninsula and Galveston island were just wiped clean, all that you can see left are the stilts where the houses once stood, there isn't even any wreckage left. People are desperate for food, water, ice and fuel. Pray for the Houston area, we need it.