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Survived Rita 09-24-2005 - 09:39 PM
We survived Hurricane Rita! It was very scarey for awhile, but we really lucked out when she made the northern turn. I have never been so scared in my life. I am absolutely exhausted from the preparations we did for this gal. We boarded up windows, packed up special memories, stocked up on water and packaged foods, and considered leaving. In the end we stayed but never let our guard down until late last night when we knew for sure that she was landing well to the east of us.

I think we are going to chalk this up to a good disaster drill. We worked as a team and now know exactly what is important to pack up and what is not.

It was quite a chore taking everything down and putting the house back in order. I am not sorry that we did the preps we did, but it was ALOT of work.

I do have my foot surgery scheduled for Oct 11th and am hoping that the date won't be changed due to this city shutting down for the hurricane. Dh and I took a short drive early this evening and Houston was like a ghost town. Gas is still in short supply and most everything else was closed. I kept forgetting it was Saturday as the city was so dead.

My foot is getting so much worse so I am glad that I decided to go ahead and get the bunion fixed. I know that it's pressing on a nerve and that is what is causing me the problems.

That's my update for today. I am trying to declutter as I put stuff back and am hoping that soon my foot will be pain free. Small steps, one pain free body part is a major milestone for me.

Nightwing said at 09-25-2005 - 02:35 AM
So pleased to hear that you are save and were unscathed by Rita, preperation and knowing what to do can make all the diffrence at a time like this. I have been watching the events unfurl on CNN news which we get in the UK and I was so pleased when they started downgrading her.

Love and Hugs Lynne


cow32323 said at 09-25-2005 - 09:40 AM
happy unpacking *G* but better that and safe than the other option



Auntie Sue said at 09-25-2005 - 05:36 PM
I'm so glad to hear that you are ok Kim, I was so worried about all my sisters in the path of Rita. It's amazing what you have had to do. I practically had a breakdown when we had a fault somewhere with our electrics and so we had to do without power for ONE night - and we thought we were badly done to! I am overwhelmed with admiration for you! Hope your op goes to schedule too.
Big hugs


witryk05 said at 09-26-2005 - 07:32 AM
WOW!! i am so glad you are ok!! It can be such a scarey thing. I was so relieved when the downgraded rita...

I hope that you surgery goes as planned.

Take care,



gemsab said at 09-26-2005 - 08:47 AM
Kim, I was sooooooooo worried about you and Kathy and Jeanus and any other sisters in the path of Rita. Thanks God all is well with you!

Emily s


jmberg said at 10-04-2005 - 12:50 PM
Glad to hear this turned out to be a disaster drill for you. My sister returned home on Satuday and sent us some photos of the beaches near them but they had no personal damage either.

I was so glad to return home and hear that this hurricane did not wreak the damage is was predicted to although any damage was too much.






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