About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav


Well, tomorrow we will be leaving for Texas. Dh has decided it is just too dangerous to stay for Hurricane Gustav.We have never left for a hurricane before, and I really don't want to leave this time. The reason he is so worried is because we have several very large trees around our house, and the storm is predicted to hit at a Cat 3 at least, if not a Cat 4. This is like 120+ mph winds. Also, if the course stays the same, we will take a direct hit. Dh said it is too risky to stay with the chance of these trees falling on our house. Our best friends live in Katy, Texas, which is west of Houston. So, we will be staying at their house. It will probably be an enjoyable trip. I am just praying that when it is all over, there isn't an oak tree through the center of my house : ( Pray for the people in the coastal parishes of Louisiana, this thing is a monster, and it really doesn't look good. I will be able to get online. So, I will keep everyone updated.

12 comments:

Marie said...

Oh my goodness...I can relate to fearing for these hurricanes, but it doesn't seem to affect us as much as it does Louisiana. I'll e-mail you to see how long you all will be here in town. I'm an hour from Katy since we moved further north of Houston to the Woodlands area, but it's do-able. I'm praying for this hurricane and all the people that are in it's path because it's so huge. Keep in touch.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Have a safe trip - I hope the hurricane doesn't cause too much havoc. I have friends in Katy too, it is a lovely part of Texas. Take care!

beki said...

Good luck, Tonya! We plan on riding it out.

Nichole said...

I'm praying for your family! Stay safe!

Tine said...

Good luck! I'll be praying for you -and for your house!
Stay safe, and keep us updated!!

ladydi said...

I'm so glad you have a safe place to go. Did the pets go too? (I just read about Samual and Zoey, and I can't see the two of them separated for something big like a hurricane.)

My Inspired Heart said...

I was thinking about you....I remembered where you live - I live over in Mobile. I'm just glad you have a place to go to. I pray that it weakens and things turn out better than the forecasters say. It's a scary thing...

Lola said...

My prayers are with you!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Tonya, I have been watching this news coverage all morning!...and then i all of a sudden thought of you!..I am so happy you are leaving the area!...even though I know it is difficult to leave your home! ( I know how it feels since we have been exacuated twice because of the "fires" we get in this area!...Stay safe! You & your family are in our prayers!!!...Keep in touch!....Heidi XO

jona said...

I'm glad you guys are leaving! Drive safely and enjoy your time with friends!

muralimanohar said...

Aw, man...keep safe, you guys! :(

Randi said...

I will be praying for you, Tonya, and I hope your getaway is a good one!