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GUESS WHO HAS POWER AT HER APARTMENT

My roommates' mother, sister, sister's boyfriend, sister's and boyfriend's two chinchillas, and mother's dog are all over here; they were in a mandatory evacuation zone. I spent the actual storm part at my parents' house, because my mom has had hurricane paranoia since Katrina/Rita and was insisting somewhat hysterically that my apartment was STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND and we were ALL GOING TO DIE and in the end it was easier just to go over there. Now I'm over here too, and we have a ton of food and water and even some alcohol and lots of video games and movies, and the cable's still out, but the internet is back, and the water pressure is even back up so the toilets will actually flush without pouring a bucket of water into them, and in general life is amazing.

SO.

I am fine, and my family and all their houses are fine (well, my aunt's house sort of has a tree in the roof, but "the tarp guy" -- who knew there was a special guy for that? -- is apparently coming today to cover up the hole until she can find a working roofer, and it's temporarily patched from the inside anyway). We had some enormous branches down, and one of our crape myrtles is completely gone, but no serious damage to the house or even the fence (or my car, which was parked on the street; I would have liked to have it somewhere more protected, but it came out all right). How are you?

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Date: 2008-09-14 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janboys.livejournal.com
Have you heard from Shemumbles and family?

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Date: 2008-09-14 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elsajeni.livejournal.com
I've left a message asking how they're doing. When I hear back, I'll post again.

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Date: 2008-09-15 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elsajeni.livejournal.com
I assume you've seen their posts now :)

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Date: 2008-09-15 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thromulator.livejournal.com
Huzzah! You're okay! I tried calling pretty much everyone in Houston, but, no great surprise, I couldn't get a signal through. So this is a relief.

How's the rest of Houston looking, from your perspective?

Cheers,
--Bob

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Date: 2008-09-15 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elsajeni.livejournal.com
Well, places are starting to open back up -- a few stores around here are open, but there are lines to get in, and of course there's no gas ANYWHERE. Much of the city still doesn't have power, and might not get it back for days or weeks. Large parts of coastal communities are just gone, including places that have stood for 50 or 60 years.

And I'll miss that damn crape myrtle.

On the whole, I'd say we came through better than we could have. It sucks, and the property damage is fairly vast, but the current Texas death toll is... seven. So we seem to be all right.

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Date: 2008-09-15 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nojh.livejournal.com
Good to hear your not dead again.

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Date: 2008-09-15 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elsajeni.livejournal.com
Yep -- all is well. Hell, even the cable came back.

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Date: 2008-09-15 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-tree.livejournal.com
Glad you have power and are okay!

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Date: 2008-09-15 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elsajeni.livejournal.com
Glad you guys are okay too! Hope you enjoyed your creepy post-apocalypse road trip.

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Date: 2008-09-20 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheepfairy.livejournal.com
Good job surviving the hurricane! My Grandma's in the same situation as your aunt, but other than that everybody I know seems to be okay.

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