Monday, September 15, 2008
The storm hideout in the closet. You can just see Cadbury's ear in the carrier. I had to have a kleenex box in the closet with me because the closet was dusty and I kept sneezing. You can also see I have pillows and a stash of books. When the FM radio stations all went out I read aloud to Dan for awhile until we decided to quit waiting for FM to come back on and found a good AM station instead.
Fearless hurricane bunny!
Dan, checking the doppler on his Blackberry to see if the storm would EVER end. The reason the pic is so bright is because of the camera flash. It was actually very dark in the house and we were doing everything by the light of electric lanterns and glow sticks.
Pixel, high and dry on the fireplace mantel.
The view from our porch the morning after.
The tree that fell in our yard. No little sapling!
The view looking up the street from our house.
Someone who didn't fare as well with their tree.
This one looks bad but it's only cosmetic damage.
This street had three more trees of this size blocking the road, but none fell onto the houses.
Remember my bayou? This is soon after the storm had passed. In the lower left corner you can see the debris where the bayou left its banks, flooding my my neighborhood's streets but thankfully not our houses.
This part of MacGregor Road, about half a mile from my house, was still flooded even after my neighborhood was clear.
By evening the bayou had gone down considerably and the evening light was an odd yellowish color.
Cadbury back in his room, glad to be out of the carrier but puzzled as to why everything is so dark and stuffy.
Pixel, checking out the mosquito netting over the door.
Our neighbor's new trampoline, courtesy of Ike.
Honey, anyone? This explains why our tree fell-- it was a bee tree!
Look closely. The top of the tower is bent over. The satellite is supposed to face the other way.
Farther up my street, toward the bayou.
Someone else who got lucky with the direction their tree fell.
If you look carefully, you can see that some clever person used a fallen branch to prop up a tree that was pulling down a power line. Good thinking, since if the line doesn't break we'll get power back on sooner.
This tree fell in front of my office building.
College of Architecture, with most of the roof of one wing lying on the ground. Same thing happened on the other side of the building. I find it ironic that the College of Architecture was the only one to lose its roof.
Trees and light posts down outside the Computing Center.
Trees uprooted in the picnic area in front of the Computing Center.
Sign on tree says No Parking. Good advice.
Sagging power line at the entrance to my neighborhood.
Why I'm skeptical that we'll have power again anytime real soon.