Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ike Update

Just a quickie ... here in the Dallas area, we are unscathed. It's still raining and windy, but the only tree limbs I've seen downed have been dead branches. We have been fortunate. The eye of Ike got pushed to our east by a trough coming through our area.

I hope we hear from all our blogging friends soon ... both those who have been affected, and those who have families living in the affected area. But our blogging friends who took direct hits may not be back on-line for a while.

It looks like we will be having gorgeous weather starting Monday! Maybe Ike is taking away the summer. I still don't like Ike, but I'm glad for cooler weather.

Oh, and a word to the National Weather Bureau. Next time you issue a warning, watch the words you use! If you haven't already been told by all the English teachers across America, the word "may" in your warning combined with the word "certain" doesn't jive. Either something is certain or it isn't. If it's a matter of "maybe" then there is NO certainty. Statements issued like this make folks ignore you in the future, and that MAY not be a good thing.


MamaFlo said...

My son and his family in Houston only lost electric and some broken branches and such, they'll be miserable in the heat but they are alive and well.
I'm glad to hear that DFW also escaped the storm just like we did here in San Antonio - Whewwwww!!!!!
What I'm excited about is this cold front that's coming, the mere thought of morning temps in the upper 50's is grand!!

kml said...

Glad you are safe! My aunt is in Houston and still waiting for the power to come back on. She is safe too. Glad it is over with!

Laane said...

Thanks for writing about this.

Some friends of me live in the Dallas area, and I'm happy to hear it wasn't too bad to harm people.

Glad you're OK!

Carol said...


And it's gorgeous. The air is absolutely delicious. He gave us a rain and enough wind to knock dead stuff out, but Ike was kind to DFW.

I feel badly for our neighbors to the south.

Rayne said...

Glad to hear you are okay.

thebeadedlily said...

I'm glad for all the areas that came out well!

Lilly's Life said...

Very good news that you were not affected badly and all is well. Prayers are with others. Must have been terrifying.

Anonymous said...

Um ~ "America, the word "may" in your warning combined with the word "certain" doesn't jive." I'm so glad I'm not the only one that thought this.

I'm so glad you are SAFE!

Hugs and phew!