We're still feeling the effects of the flu that hit our house this last week with a vengeance. It knocked the whole family out! We're definitely in the getting better stage, and those that are feeling better first are busy helping those that still feel under the weather.
Under the weather seems to be the theme this last week. My heart ached for the people of Texas this weekend, as they have truly been under the weather! Hurricane Ike hit my old stomping grounds over the weekend. I grew up in East/Central Texas -- Aggieland for those of you who bleed maroon out there. :-) My old hometown is only 90 minutes northwest of Houston. Not too far, when you're talkin' Texas...
Over the weekend, we brought up our old local news station on the internet and watched live streams of news and weather reports as Ike hit. It was hard to see neighboring cities and towns I'm so familiar with, deal with the flooding and destruction from Ike. (Conroe was getting 10 inches of rain at one point. Unbelievable!) My hometown only suffered power losses and lots of trees down and some property damage, but housed many evacuees from the Houston and Galveston areas.
Aggieland and that part of Texas is always going to feel like home to me. My thoughts and prayers are with the folks down there. God bless y'all -- especially those in the Galveston area -- as you deal with the aftermath of Ike.