Friday, September 12, 2008

Storm Prayers...

My heart and my prayers go out to all those fellow Texans down along the coast... Galveston, Surfside, Freeport,... Surfside is where our good friends, Michele and Erik have their condo that we go down to in the summertime. It's just so sad to see all the pictures of houses and areas we have seen, or even walked past! Our wonderful beach we played on, built sand castles and drip castles -gone, underwater, for now. Even the houses waaaay up past the beach, have at least ankle-deep water underneath it. This year we saw so many new houses that went up, old ones remodeled, painted and spiffed-up since our trip last summer. It's not the prettiest beach in the world, but Surfside, with it's small-town character was quite quaint and perfect for all of us. It's most likely the condo will be hit and suffer damage- how much? I don't know. And there are so many people in those beach-front communities that have chosen to stay and weather the storm... so scary.

I had a video of Surfside, but there were questionable pictures where the video ended and froze... so I chose not to display it on my blog.
But here's the link: Surfside waiting for Ike

For all of you, all or your relatives, friends, co-workers you have down there... I pray for safety. I hope many of you/them have already left and are making your way to a safer place...

My better photographic memories of Surfside...


Two photos (flooded surfside/ike radar) at top courtesy of wfaa.com

5 comments:

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

I just hope everyone gets out safely and there is not too much damage! Stay safe this weekend as the storms head our way!

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Our friends, Sam and Wendi stayed in Sugarland, but our friends Russ and Angel left from Richmond. My friend Lisa, stayed in League City and just sent a txt that she was bored, no wind or rain!!!

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Sam and Wendi left at about 6pm and made it to South Austin about 9. Haven't talked to Lisa since yesterday....I may try to call today.

Tara said...

Shannon

I have been thinking of you during this time...sending best wishes to your southern TX frends!

MARIA'S FUNKY TREASURES said...

You are so right on how fun it is to meet people. My husband drives truck so he is not home often matter of fact I took over the workshop lol. We hope to build a bigger one where we both have our own space. He is into wood work as well. Creating for me is like breathing something I have to do. I love having my husband support but we are opposite when it comes to design He is very straight lined and follows patterns I on the other hand am wild and hate patterns lol. If we work on the same project we drive each other crazy. I do love working beside him and sharing ideas.
I know what you mean about the school year we are settling in too. Thanks for the reply I hope to hear from you again soon Till nest time have a great day Maria