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

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Phew!

Well, dh has been to the house and everything is fine! We did have a tree in the backyard down, it crushed the kids treehouse and part of our shed, but fell away from the backyard into the the uninhabited land in back of our house. Our pool and, most importantly, our house are in perfect shape. Dh said there were two enormous branches in our driveway from the pecan tree in the front yard. If our vehicles would have been there, they would have been smashed. My parents house and all of my friends' homes weathered the storm with no damage, as well. I just thank God that Gustav wasn't anywhere near as horrible as they said he was going to be. The electricity is even back on.

We are going to be staying in Houston through the weekend. Dh is going to come up Thursday to meet us. We had actually planned a trip here for this weekend anyway, so me and the children just came up a few days early lol We are staying at our best friend's house, so we are having a great time : )

Thank you everyone for all the prayers and thoughts, I really appreciate it more than I can say! It is such a warm feeling to know that friends you have never even met in real life care so much.

Hugs to everyone!

13 comments:

Tine said...

I am so relieved to hear everything and everyone is okay! I have thought about you all so much, and have been very worried :-(
Eventhough Gustav was not as strong as expected, it was still a good call to leave the house, I think!

One Shabby Chick said...

So glad to hear you are all ok and that the house survived - with only minor damage to the yard! Have a fun time in Houston!

Sarah said...

It's good to hear things are well! I was relieved to see that Gustav wasn't as bad as it seemed it might be. I'm prepping for Hanna right now and hoping for the best.

Randi said...

I am glad your getaway has turned into a vacation! Enjoy!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a relief for you all. Glad to hear that you and yours are all safe and well, and your home came through unscathed.

muralimanohar said...

Yay! SO good to hear!! I have a friend living in a MUCH worse off area...I'm so worried about everyone affected by Gustav! Glad to hear ONE has got through okay, at least! :p

Jerilyn said...

So thankful that you and your family are well and that you can enjoy some time away as well.

Marie said...

Yay! The hurricane was not as bad as it could have been. Thank goodness you're here in town!

lera said...

So happy to hear you and your family are safe.

ladydi said...

Another bullet dodged! Thanks for sharing the wonderful news with us.

hautemommy said...

Whew, what a HUGE relief!!! I am so glad nothing major happened and that you are all safe and having a FUN week now!! :) You deserve it!!! xo!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Tonya, So relieved that you are all doing fine!... & your home suffered nothing too serious!....Heidi XO

Kristin said...

I am so so glad you're all alright! What a blessing! :)

Kristin
Reclaiming The Home