Thursday, September 18, 2008


Or should I say sucks....... Last Sunday the remenants of Hurricane Ike came through Columbus. We had winds exceeding 75 miles per hour. It was truly crazy. I was with my family, seperated from Mark and Lucy, and by the time I got home I could tell we were in trouble. We had lost quite few shingles on our house and shed, and the backyard looked like a war zone. We also had no power and no phone. But that was nothing... People on our street had trees in their houses, poles sticking out of windows, and cars smashed. Some were missing their entire roof! By Monday morning we could drive around and see most of the devastation. No traffic lights, still no power...... I did find a McDonald's that had power for Lucy and I, but the wait was 20+ minutes long. The price of gas went way up, and ice and batteries were no where to be found. Well, here it is Thursday and we JUST got power! We are the lucky ones as half of the city still does not. Columbus Public schools are still cancelled (although some suburbs went back yesterday) and are not expected to be fully functioning until next week.
As much as I have complained and struggled this past week, I know we are extremely lucky to not be in Texas. What we have gone through is nothing compared to those poor souls, and this has been a great reminder


a Tonggu Momma said...

Jill ~ I'm not sure if I've ever commented here before, but I just wanted to say that I'm glad y'all are all right. In 2003, when Isabel hit, the next town over didn't have school for a long, long time. So glad your power came back on!

jaci said...

Jill, Thanks for visiting our blog and posting your comment and joining me in praying for Hindu's and the Christians among them. We are originally from OH. We have family in Mansfield, Columbus & Dayton. Your daughter is precious.
Blessings, glad you have power again.

Michelle said...

Hi Jill,
Glad to hear you have power again. I was amazed at how strong Ike was here in Ohio. I just can't imagine how it felt to be in Texas or somewhere south.

I'm glad you are safe.

Paula said...

I'm so glad that you weren't hit too hard.

Alaina said...

Hi Jill! Thanks for stopping by - I'll drop you an e-mail. :) Lily is darling! Glad you all were safe.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

I feel your pain. We lost many shingles to our roof, had no power until Thursday either. Infact, I think I could have written your post. I'm so thankful to have things back to "normal" now and I pray for those hit the hardest in Tx.!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

Glad it was not much worse. Counting your blessings, I'm sure. I know we are!

Happy You have Power Day!


Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Jill - I am so glad you guys are okay. Such a horrible thing to have to go through.


terilynnh2000 said...

Oh my goodness! Thank goodness you are all okay! YOur family is beautiful. Please doen't hesitate if you have ANY domestic adoptions to just ask!! :)

Kay Bratt said...

Ike does blow-- what is up with all this craziness? Ike, gas shortages, presidential madness, mortgage's a scary world right now!

Glad you and yours are okay.