Monday, September 15, 2008

Safe and Sound in Lake Charles, Louisiana






Ike came through and covered a lot of territory. There was water all around us. See these pictures of our downtown lake area. While winds weren't as bad as I feared, I don't think I'll be staying around for the next one. Our neighbors in the back still have trees left over from Rita and they're pretty tall. We felt vulnerable sitting in our den watching them blow back and forth.

Look! there was even an unwanted visitor in a Sulphur home-about 8 miles from us. Woooooeeeee, glad I didn't look out my back door and see this 10' gal. :-)
We lost power for about six hours. Ate hot dogs twice. That's enough weiners to last me for a couple of years. Hubby agrees. So does daughter.
With water all around us, thankfully, none in our neighborhood. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
We continue to pray for our friends in Beaumont--the Golden Triangle area of Orange and Bridge City, and Houston and Galveston.
If you'd like to help Ike victims, call 1-800-sal-army or go to http://www.salvationarmy.org/
Above all, please give your prayers.



3 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

I'm so glad you are okay. Thanks for posting, I've been praying for you.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Jess,
Glad you are okay. I'm still evacuated and will be glad to get back home. Take care.

lindayezak said...

The hurricane force winds, the swaying trees, the floods, the power outages--these things aren't enough? Ya gotta throw gaters in the mix?!

With all my fears during Ike, the worse that happened was the corrugated tin roof flew off our favorite restaurant in one sheet and draped across the one behind it like a cheap hair piece.

Time for the T-shirt: I survived Ike.