Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Aftermath of Ike and an Award!

Hello all you doggies and kitties and GirlGirl and people!

When it comes right down to it, we think we were really lucky about our Ike experience! It rained a lot and the wind blew but we didn't have any damage except for some small limbs came down and there are some leaves in the yard which came off of the trees. It is nothing like Houston! Most everyone (about 5 million people) is without power and some will be without power for weeks!

We had an even fuller house yesterday. Aunt Bec and Maggie and Jake came up late yesterday. With no power there is no air conditioning. No air conditioning turns Aunt Becky into Aunt Cranky. We decided for the good of Maggie and Jake to let Aunt Cranky, we mean Aunt Becky, come up here and keep cool. Besides, without power, it's not like her office is going to be open tomorrow for her to use the computer or anything.

For those of you worried about Mona and the Mommy, they are fine. As of last night, they still didn't have any power either. There were some trees and limbs down and her street was flooded during the storm but the water has drained off. Mom talked to her mom three different times yesterday so she knows they are all right. They went to bed early last night since there was no power for lights (or the computer or the television).

Things should be almost back to normal tonight. The other nephew (the one who goes to college in Corpus Christi, TX) just left to go back to school. He got on line and found out that classes are in session as usual on Monday morning. The nephew who lives here is planning to go to Houston today to see his family and get his things so he can move into his house. If he is really, really out of here tonight, Aunt Bec and Maggie and Jake will have their own room. (We all bunked together last night.) Aunt Bec isn't sure how long she will be here but she doesn't really want to go back to a house without air conditioning. (Here is a little secret: Our house in Houston is near a fire station. Fire stations were the first priority to get power back so there is power at our house while most of Houston is still dark. Go figure.)

Hey, guess what? In all of this excitement, we got an award from Sunny, Scooter and Jamie! This is the award!

We feel really honored to get this award. We have been really bad about posting regularly or making comments but they love our blog anyway. And they are more Texas doggies! We hope we get to meet them someday like we got to meet Mona and the Mommy!

Well, we are gonna go now. If we hear anything exciting, we will let everydog know.


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Well, we do love your blog!! We are glad Mona and her Mommy are ok.
Glad you didn't get too much Ike, and boy, Houston/Galveston is a mess. I think lots of folks did not realize in how many ways the busiest port in the US and our refineries and our natural gas lines affect the whole of the country. OK-here's where I may get to ranting about no new refineries in years, so I'll zip it!! We love your part of Texas. Maybe we can visit someday WHOOP

Peanut said...

I am so glad you guys are okay. Thanks for letting us know about Mona and the Mommy also. We were worried. Hope aunt cranky (hahaha) feels better since she has a/c now with you.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Glad to hear you are ok. And thanks for telling us about Mona and Mommy too!
I hope things go back to normal soon!
Congratulations on your award!
I love your blog too!
Kisses and hugs

Charlie Daniels said...

I am soooo happy to read that you are all Ok :-)



The Army of Four said...

We're so glad you pups and your peeps are OK! Our mom would be cranky without AC, too. But then... so would we. :)

Lady Kaos said...

Glad to hear you guys are okay! Maybe the rain and wind made the snakes go away!!
Thanks for the update on Mona and the Mommy, too. I was headed to their blog next to check in and leave a message for them.

kyles anima said...

Great blog! Really! I raise and love doxies, I will definatley check back!

The Girl said...

We are glad you are okay! Thank Dogness!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

Pee Ess We have something to give you on our blog, so please stop by!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Hey guys! Tell your mom to tell Mona's mom that Mack and his family are home and safe. And their house is ok. They evacuated>
Have a great weekend!