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