Friday, September 12, 2008

Chronicles of Ike - Part 1

Where to begin... My wife has already covered her efforts to help us get ready, so she and I will each be providing coverage of Ike from Brenham, TX.

Let's begin:

Yesterday afternoon my good friend and fellow pastor/elder at Christ Church, Justin, and I were driving back from a HaMoreh board of directors meeting in Houston. Fortunately, while we were heading back around 2 pm we chose to get on the HOV on 290. However, when we got off the HOV we were in some pretty tight traffic (the picture below was 290 at 359). It was moving though, which we were grateful for.


Last night, my good friend Peter M. (25, SWCM seeking SCF) and I were taking down some trees in our back yard. We had to head over and pick up my wallet that I left in Justin's truck (see above). We were driving over 290 last night here in Brenham at about 6:45 pm and here is what we saw:
Earlier this afternoon Pete and I were heading over to Justin's place to get my bolt cutters back so that Pete could take a fence down at his house. On our way back from Justin's we saw this:

This was outside of Chappell Hill on a back road. I guess Chappell Hill doesn't have a 311 service? And yes, that is a ride-a-mower on a real live street...

More news to come from Brenham, TX

5 comments:

Pastor David said...

Ike appears to be a menace - even here in Brenham. We just got hit by a brown out just north of town. Praying that you are weathering the storm well. Be safe, and God bless.

James Lane said...

Thanks for the updates. We have been watching pretty close all night. Praying for family and friends effected... I don't know if the guy on the mower was supposed to be funny but it was:o).

Casey Cease said...

James,

We still have power out here. Let me know if your family needs anything.

C-

P.S. - I thought the ride-a-mower was funny. He waved at us...

James Lane said...

Thanks for the reply. I just heard form my family in Magnolia. They have cell phones but no power. They are all O.K... They said it was mostly wind and falling trees there.

Pastor David said...

Thanks for your prayers - hope your family and congregation all came through well.