Sunday, September 21, 2008

Refugee Return

Well, after being gone since 5:30am, Thursday September 11th, the refugees (that would be us) arrived safely back home yesterday afternoon.

Yes, we evacuated Ike. We had an extended vacation with Brian's family in Dallas at his brother's home. We would liked to have returned sooner, but we did not get power back until yesterday sometime around 3pm (while we were driving home). Actually we weren't supposed to have power until this next Thursday. We were returning only to be refugees at Brian's parents' house (they had power and had returned the day before). But God blessed us and gave us power right when we needed it. His timing was perfect.

We couldn't be happier to be home. We have had so much work to do today to put the inside of our house back in order - not from damage, just preparations before we left. There is still a lot to do outside, but thankfully that all boils down to trees and fence. We sustained no damage other than that.

I will share photos and more stories later, but for now I need to go kick back and relax. We have also all been sick. Mikey and Brian are the last to get this nasty cold virus we've had. Blessings to you all.

Home sweet home never felt so good!



Melissa said...

Oh, Celeste, it's so good to hear from you again! I haven't stopped thinking about you since your e-mail. So much I'd like to say right now, but I'm getting Kristen to sleep. Praise God that you are all well and that your home sustained minimal damage!!! I hope you all recover quickly from the virus, though. Much love to you, friend. I would so love to be there to lend a hand.

Mom of boys said...

Hey! Glad that you guys are back and all is well! And that nasty cold virus - I am fighting it right now. Ugh!

We only lost fence and trees as well. Colin and the neighbors were able to prop repair the fence until we can get a new one. The backyard seems so bare with all of the trees down. The big pine tree between us and our next door neighbors (in the back yard) is completely gone - Colin said that it was uprooted and landed on the neighbor's roof. And their roof wasn't even damaged! Amazing!

Hope to get together soon! We need some normalcy here! :)

Laura said...

Glad you are back in your own home now....was worried about you!