Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hurricane Issac Hurrication

Just an FYI all of these pictures were taken on my iphone so they are of poor quality.
Probably taken in the dark by candlelight or some have my blog name others don't.
Picmonkey was acting crazy and I figured
 if you wanna steal my crappy hurricane pictures, go ahead.
So Monday @ 1pm
We decided we were staying.
Brian's mom, brother, and grandmother left.
(hindsight = I should have left as well)
Storm was still a tropical storm and they kept assuring us that when it hit land it would be barely a Category 1 hurricane. We were sure we could ride it out and we would be fine.
It took ALL NIGHT Monday and ALL DAY Tuesday for the storm to arrive.
FINALLY around 10pm on Tuesday night the weather started to get bad.
About 11:30pm the electricity went out.
And look who woke up!
Ben Henry was up ALL night.
The weather was pretty scary that night.
The wind was blowing all over the place, it was loud and beating against the windows.
I did NOT enjoy being awake.
I wish I would have taken a sleeping pill of something truthfully.
Brian and I slept ( well tried) with our heads at the foot of our bed
b/c the wind & rain was beating against the windows so loudly.
This was the next day and a half!
Flashlights, candles and a radio!
Can you see Eli's face?
He did not like being without power.
He kept asking? Can I just try to turn on the TV, and just see if it works?
Poor dude!
We did have the smarts to think to charge our laptops before hand.
we were able to watch a few movies each day.
Here we have the Lion King-
--insert your own rendition of the African entrance song here--
Finally on Wednesday afternoon, we had to get out.
My grandparents had a generator. 
We were charging our iphones in our car, but nothing else could be charged in there.
So off we headed into the remnants of the storm, we were safe I promise.
Ben Henry and MawMaw Alice playing chase the flashlight.
Whatever gets you through a "Hurrication" right?
We were there for a couple of hours, we were able to gain a little sanity back.
The kids were able to interact with other people besides us.
We came back and watched more movies.
Thank GOD for that laptop!
By Friday we HAD to get out of the house.
The weather was better it was just a light rain, so we decided, let'em play!
But THEN, we HAD to have a bath.
And they were asking us to conserve water b/c the sewers could possibly back up due to lack of electricity, but seriously, they had been playing in rain water!
Bath time

I think they enjoyed it!
By Friday the storm was officially over but the devastation around our area is very widespread. Just a few towns over where there is NO levee protection whole communities were DEVASTATED. My cousins house was completed flooded up to the top of her doorways. She has lost everything. She is grateful that she and her family had evacuated and that they were not there or trapped in their home. She has 3 boys under the age of 6 and they will have to rebuild everything. But as she says the most important thing is that they are safe and they are together. Everything is replaceable. They are not!
 There are many people still here without power. We just got power back on Saturday night. That many days in a house with two children with no power is MISERY. It will never happen again. I will never stay again. No matter the storm. I will be evacuating! Just as my cousin says, things are replaceable people are not.
Please say a little prayer for all of those who are suffering still from the effects of this storm!


  1. I can't imagine being w/o power with two children! Wow! I'm glad that y'all weathered the storm! I hope things return to normal for everyone soon!

    xoxo ♥ Shar

  2. So glad you and your family are ok! You did an amazing job getting those kiddos through a scary time! Hope things get back to normal soon!

  3. Glad you & your family are ok! My heart is breaking for all of those in Braithewaite, Laplace, Tangipahoa & Pearl River! Even when the storm is considered over, they are still feeling the effects!

  4. Found your blog through Momma Bear and Im loving it so much im your newest follower
    Glad you and gamiy are ok and I hate that for your cousin and her family even though they are alright it still hurts to loose everything.
    We didnt get hit as bad as everyone thought although we did go without power for 2 days and it was a nightmare. Muggy & sticky we left and went to husband granmaws.

  5. I'm glad y'all are safe - lots of prayers for those affected!

  6. Oh man! That's terrible. It sounds like you guys made the best of it. They did downplay that storm a lot. We would've stayed if I didn't have the baby. I'm so sorry for your cousin. I don't have anything her boys can use, but I have some girl and baby boy clothes if you know anyone else in need.

  7. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick