Hi Y'all. Laptop on dial-up.
I have been up most of the night. Power was out when I awoke from a cat nap at 5.00am. It was a long time till dawn. Didn't know right away that Ike had torn turbo off my roof, and attic was full of water, until it started dripping in my bedroom. Got a big storage bin under the big hole upstairs now, and dishpan in my bedroom.
The worst seems to be over, I hope. Can't get any of FOUR battery TV's to work, not even the brand new one that I just bought for this storm, as it didn't hold the charge. Going to try to get genny going, I hope, now that the driving rain has slowed down. Got to breathe some cold into these fridges and freezers.
Inside and out, a muggy, humid, dripping day.
It didn't stop raining completely until about 6.00pm. Then we had a nice surpirise, we had a little muddy water coming out of the faucets, not much pressure, not enough to take a shower, but it was water. I knew that the water in the water heater would still be warm, so I was able to take a little warm bath. Great after paddling around in the rain all day, or crawling around in a leaking attic.
I had been taking care of Shay's outside cat, Blackie, for the storm, and she was finally able to go back outside. I haven't driven around yet, but I heard that there were trees down on houses, and Sam's trailer. Sam is the old guy who had a stroke, and I groom his poodle, Mikey. Poor Sam, he didn't need that.
There is no telling when we will get power, and I can't get the generator started, so I have to conserve this battery.
Bye Y'all, Have a Safe Day