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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

kitty: Happy Belated Moon Day.... one we will never forget

If you had told me a week ago that a Hurricane could hit Columbus, Ohio I would have told you that you were absolutely crazy. On Drugs even...

M and I went out to buy stuff to grill for our Moon Day celebration in the early afternoon and by about 4:00pm we started to feel 30-45 mph sustained winds with gust up to 77 mph hitting the area until 9:00pm at night. Ike hit a low pressure when it hit Ohio and built in strength again. Craziness pure Craziness! Obviously our grilling celebration got put on hold.

Even tonight there are 1.3 million AEP customers that still don't have power in the area. Street lights at major junctions are still out. It is even dark enough to actually see the stars in the sky since there is no light noise around.

Just an really strange feeling. M and I are safe and sound we only lost power for a couple of hours and internet connection didn't come back until late Monday. Luckily our house was safe. We lost some computer equipment but it could have been so much worse. MG sadly still doesn't have power, so send her positive thoughts that it will soon be on. :(

My heart goes out to all the people who lost there lives and homes because of Ike. It really was an amazing hurricane and tropical storm. That touched so many people.

Wind moved our 500lb grill on the deck.
Signs of damage in the neighborhood.


  1. Wow.. Glad y'all survived with minimal damage. Will send good thoughts for swiftness of power company for MG.

  2. I know I heard the winds howling when you called me. But you are safe and that is what is important.