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The Aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Spring TX!!

The Aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Spring TX!!

The aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Spring TXThe last time I wrote a post I was getting prepared for Hurricane Ike.  That was a week ago and a week later these are scenes from the aftermath in my little part of the world in Spring TX.  In my last post I was concerned about being on the bad side of the hurricane which actually didn't happen; these are scenes from being on the good side of Hurricane Ike.  We missed the eye by about 15 miles from what I hear but that was quite okay with me.  We are really blessed that we didn't have fatalities in Harris County from the actual hurricane.  From what I understand we really didn't have that many deaths in all of Texas from the actual hurricane. 

I'm glad that we prepared the way we did because at this point we still don't have power and we heard an eHurrican Ike Spring TXstimate of September 25th.  We live at one of the most northern parts of the county and we have lots of trees in our area.   At the moment there are still lots of downed electric lines or lines with trees hanging over them.  A few of them you have to drive under which is a bit scary. There are pockets of people who have electricity and it seems I hear of more friends getting power every day.  They are getting electricity to many of our main shopping areas so we are able to get food and gas but many are still not open so there are long lines.  In our area it has been very orderly and most people are being very understanding. 

We heard Mayor Bill White talking about driving through Magnolia shortly after the storm and seeing subdivision after subdivision where people were out with their chain saws clearing the road and helping their neighbors.  I can only talk from our subdivision but as you can see from the pictures that is just what happened. 

What has been amazing to me is that there were no fatalities from trees falling during the storm.  It has also been amazing that more houses were not hit by the falling trees.  I was supposed to have a closing on Monday which of course did not happen since no one had power.  I drove over to make sure the house was okay; as I have an out of state buyer.  I was amazed that with all the trees I saw down I didn't see that many houses that had been hit.  In our small subdivision of 300 houses there were only a handful of houses that were hit but trees were down all over the place.  My husband told me of a guy he works with who decided to sleep downstairs that night and a tree came through his house and landed on the bed where he would have been sleeping.  He made a wise decision.

The truck in the slide show pictures is our truck. That huge pine tree missed it by about a foot. The car parked in front of it is our son's G 35. It is parked in our driveway as our son is in Iraq with the Army. That tree could have just has easily have taken out my son's and husband's car so we are feeling very thankful that it hit the way it did. The way the tree came down it did not even put a scratch on our old truck. One of the neighbors told my husband he should go buy a lottery ticket.

The children in our cul-de-sac are having a ball. They are out of school for the week and we all prepared a nice little fort for them in the middle of our cul-de-sac. I can tell you that my tomboy daughter would have been right in the middle of that a few years argo. We are all enjoying unseasonably good weather. I heard on the news that this is normal weather for October; what a God sent! God is good; we have been so blessed!!!

The good news for me right now is that I'm now in New York City visiting my daughter as I am writing this.  We have had a girl's trip planned for a few months and I'm thrilled that I was able to get here today.  It is wonderful to have electricity.  My sister gets in tomorrow and on Friday evening we will be going to see Wicked on Broadway. 

I was also out with my new flip video taking pictures but I have to learn how to put them on U tube so I will have some additional videos to post as soon as I figure out how. 

For all your real estate needs, contact me today!
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Results Realty
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Comment balloon 59 commentsMarchel Peterson • September 17 2008 09:24PM


Marchel: Thanks for the update. Also the slideshow, really nice the way you did that. Ceil just finished her first slide show with music that she did for her sister's 50th anniversary, turned out nice. It is good that everyone can pitch in and help each other, better then standing around whinning like some we have seen on TV.

Posted by Carl Winters over 11 years ago

I'm glad that you are okay.....  Thanks for your update.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 11 years ago

Cool slide show, Marchel.  Enjoy your girl's trip to New York.  The weather is really nice here in my part of Texas this week as well.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 11 years ago

Wow Marchel -0 I can't believe how close you came-and I'm so glad your safe.  Its great to read the information - for those of us far away -........and the photos and slide show are head shaking...

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 11 years ago

I have been worried sick about you and my other AR buddies - I have clients renting there - and he is a paramedic - so I was certain they were busy - thanks for the info - so glad you guys are ok

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago

I wondered where you were. Glad you are OK, and having fun in N.Y. The flip is not hard, just takes time to upload to save, then time to upload to post on youtube. So be patient. It goes faster if all your windows are closed. By the way, I hate, HATE Vista. I should have got a MAC with the time is is taking to learn it. WE should take maybe you can help me out.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago

CARL & CEIL, That was my first slide show.  It was very easy to do.  I had a little trouble figuring out how to turn the music off but once I figured out where it was; it was no problem.  We are pretty self sufficient up in the suburbs.  One of the things I love about my area is how friendly the people are and this storm has neighbor helping neighbor. I'm not sure where they are finding the stuff they are showing on television but I know it is not out where we are.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

LOREENA, All I can say is the Lord is good.  We have been blessed.  A huge blessing has been the cool weather.  Normally we are still in the 90's at this time of the year and we have been in the low 80's and down in the 60's at night. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

SHIRLEY, The weather has been wonderful; hasn't it?  The New York weather is very similar but you expect that it would be like this in New York at this time of the year.  It is unseasonsably cool for Texas right now; which is wonderful since so many of us are out of power. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

I can't believe how many trees came down Marchel!  Thanks for sharing with us.  I hope you enjoy your time in New York and hopefully things will be more in order when you get back home.  Glad to hear you are okay.  Nice work with the slide show!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) over 11 years ago

WOW!  I'm really glad you're all okay.  Must be very nice to get away for a bit and have some fun.  Enjoy Wicked, I loved the book.

Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) over 11 years ago

LIZ, I am truly AMAZED that there were no deaths during the hurricane from falling trees.  I have heard that there were a few from the clean up after the fact.  I think we may have some damage to our roof but our house is 11 years old so it is getting close to the time when we would need a new roof anyway.  A 20 year roof is doing good to make it 15 years in our area with our extreme heat.  The good news for us is that we are having these cool temperatures right now.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

THESA,I expect your paramedic friend has been fairly busy.  I think there have been a number of accidents from the clean up of Ike.  What area of Spring did they end up renting in?  Spring is a HUGE area.  It covers three different school districts in both Harris and Montgomery Counties. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

MISSY, I am just getting ready to try putting my flip videos on u tube.  I am sending a spare computer to our son and want to get them on the computer before I send it.  I brought it with me as it will go that much faster sending it from New York as everything comes through here anyway.  Instant messenger is my main way of communicating with him and his apple crashed.  The harddrive on his apple has crashed twice now.  He has the apple that acts like a PC so maybe that is the problem.  I have found a few things about Vista that I REALLY like but it is a really long learning curve.  I just felt like I was fumbling to begin with.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

PATRICIA, Everything I showed was within a mile from my house so that is just a TINY representation of all the trees that are down.  I'm amazed more houses were not damaged.  Mind you a fair share are but many just fell in to the street or over in to yards.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

I am sooooooooooooo glad that you are safe and that your home is untouched. Those pictures take me back to 1996...when Hurricane Fran ripped through our area. The ground was already wet from months of the winds just tossed the trees over like they did not have roots. It was a huge mess! I'm so thankful that God protected so many people from losing their lives in Texas. When a storm of this magnitude comes is always so amazing to me how people escape without being harmed. I even remember stories of one couple who had a tree fall into their bed while they were sleeping. It feel right between them...and neither of them were harmed. How GREAT IS OUR GOD!!! GBU, my friend!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Marchel--So glad to hear that you are okay. It is amazing the power of a hurricane. We were in FL during Gustav (hundreds of miles away) and only got the wind and rain on one day. Can't imagine what it was like closer to the eye. Thanks for sharing...Again glad you are all safe!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 11 years ago

Marchel, you have been on my mind.  I am glad you are safe and sound.  The rest is stuff.  I know it is a pain, but that can be put back together.   Have a good time in NYC.  Keep us posted.

Posted by Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD (RE/MAX Realty Services) over 11 years ago

CHRIS, I didn't realize there was a Wicked book.  I am a HUGE reader so expect I will need to get it.  We see the play tomorrow evening and I'm so excited about it.  It is Wonderful to have power; we do take our lives for granted; don't we?  I can't tell you how many times I walked in to the closet and flipped on the light which of course did not work.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Marchel - To think that you were on the good side of the hurricane!  I've seen the pictures in the news and the destruction along the coast is unbelievable.  It is amazing that there haven't been more fatalities.  Glad you and your family are safe!  Enjoy your trip to New York City!

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hi Marchel... The pics are great and I am very glad that you are safe.  As bad as it all looks and feels, I see the pics of Galveston and am grateful that it was not much worse for you (and many other people).  Have a wonderful time in NYC.  Having lived there for a few years I am still convinced it is the greatest city.

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 11 years ago

ELIZABETH, I remember Fran also but it was not quite as up close and personal as Ike was.  It is amazing the force of the wind.  To rip  these tall pine trees right out of the ground is totally amazing.  I only showed the destruction over a one mile radius or less.  It was so amazing that no one was killed in Harris county during the hurricane.  A guy my husband worked with decided to sleep downstairs and a tree fell on the bed where they would have been sleeping.  Isn't that amazing that the tree would land between those two people.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Howdy Marchel

You sure did take some good photos, to let us all see.

I am very you and your family ended up being on the good side of Ike!

Enjoy yourself in NY, my friend.

Baker Home Inspection and Consulting

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 11 years ago


Those pictures are amazing. So happy you are safe. We are praying for you and with you for the entire community.

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 11 years ago

Hi Marchel, I thought of you and several others that I communicate with regularly.  These storms can change lives in a flash.  We evacuated to Georgia 3 times in 5 weeks a couple of years ago when the hurricane season was very active.  They knew us by first name basis!  We wish all well and will pray for those that are struggling in the aftermath.  Nice update Marchel.

Posted by Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust! (Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions") over 11 years ago

Marchel,  Massive power outages are not good and trees down are a paion, but it is a blessing how few lives were lost - preparation does pay off,  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 11 years ago

Marchel - I'm glad to see you and your family are ok. What a miracle that damage was as minimal as it was in your neighborhood with all those trees down. Enjoy NY

Posted by Judy Tuscano, NH Real Estate Professional (Prudential Verani Realty) over 11 years ago

I am glad you are fine sis.....

AND that the tree MISSED BOTH cars!!!


Daddy loves ya!!

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) over 11 years ago

Hi Marchel,   So glad you are having a good time with your daughter and have electricity there.  Glad your trucks were not hit with the tree and praying you have electricity soon.

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) over 11 years ago

TERI, We have also felt a slight breeze from Gustav in our area.  At the time I remember thinking I'm glad that's not us but when you live this close to the gulf it is when not if.  We have dodged the bullet a number of times and even this time it could have been worse.  At least it didn't hit the ship channel like they said it could have.  I guess when Alysha went over, back in the early 1980's, the eye went right over our house but we didn't live here then.  From the people who were here then they have said this one was worse.  I'm not sure why.  I think category wise they were about the same but this one really packed some winds.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

AUDREY, Thanks it is REALLY wonderful to be in New York City right now.  I just talked to my husband and we still don't have power and now are having to boil water.  Now the good news with that is that I filled up a bunch of water bottles before the hurricane so we are pretty much set with water for a while.  I don't like the way our water taste so before buying a filter always bought water so when our bottled water runs out I will probably go back to buying water until they say it is safe.  You are right though it could have been a lot worse and what is going on is just stuff.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

GAIL,I just read that the whole state of Texas only had 23 fatalities.  That is REALLY quite remarkable since so many people stayed at Galveston.  I couldn't believe they were staying.  The Mayor of Galveston was saying stay or die; how much more emphatic can you get.  I was also amazed that there were not more fatalities from the falling trees.  People were being cautious as most of us with upstairs bedrooms slept downstairs that night. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

STEVE, I see those pictures of Galveston and just find it incredible that those who stayed survived. 

We are having a great time in New York City.  My daughter is moving her furniture back at the end of October so decided to do a girl trip while we still had a place to stay.  She is a flight attendant and is going to get a crash pad and start commuting.  That means she will be back to Texas about one week out of the month.  She works for a Charter company doing International flights and is getting paid to see the world.  She is almost 27 so it is a good thing to do when you are young.  I'm of course hoping that someday she will settle down but it doesn't look to be any time soon.  Now she is talking about wanting to go to work in Antartica. 

Did you live right in Manhattan?  She did for a year but is now in Kew Garden in Queens.  The nickname is Crew Gardens as that is where a lot of airline people live.   Kew Garden is half the price of Manhattan so she was able to have her own apartment.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

DALE, I heard that the eye went over Kingwood.  I'm not sure what kind of damage they received.  I hope I don't ever have to see that dirty side of a hurricane.  With all the trees that went down we are blessed to not have any more damage than we do.  I do think we may have some roof damage but that's not bad. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

ALAN,  I just had a friend send me these images this morning and WOW does it put it in perspective.  That makes my pictures look trivial.  We are 1 1/2 hours from the bay so at least did not have to deal with that. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

GARY WHITE, I remember that year that Florida got hit.  I saw a cartoon that had florida bent over like a sore thumb.  Living in the gulf we don't get as many hurricanes as those in Florida do.  Up until this time the worse hurricane I had been through was Fran when we lived in North Carolina.  I guess when you are going to live close to a great body of water like we do it is when not if. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

KAREN,I am so glad that I prepare the way I did.  I did not want to stand in lines before the hurricane like I did with Rita so I was prepared much before anyone else was.  It seemed forever waiting for it to come though.  The day before it came we got an email from one our our favorite restaurants that they were open until 2:00 PM that day so went out for lunch just to have something to do.  The power outages are a pain but it could have been so much worse.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

JUDY,Right after the storm we just thought maybe it was an anomaly that such a big tree had come down in our cu-de-sac.  Then we drove down the boulevard that comes in to our subdivision and realized this was not an anomaly.  The pictures I took were all within a mile of my house except for the grocery store pictures.  That is the first time I have ever seen a line going in to HEB.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

ALEXANDER, when I went out and looked at that tree my first response to my husband was wow somebody was looking out after us.  We were so blessed to have that tree miss all three of our vehicles.  It could just as easily have veered and taken all of them out. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

RICKI, We was Wicked last night and it was INCREDIBLE!!  I love the turn it gives the Wizard of Oz.  Being from Kansas that is what most people bring up when I say I from there.  My Mother in laws name is Dorothy and she did grow up in a farm in Kansas.  We are so blessed not to have a tree on our house or our cars.  One of our trees did break off and go through our neighbor's roof and then pierced his work truck.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Marchel, amazing photos!  Wow!  Ike didn't mess around, did he?  So you had to fly to NY so you could plug in and blog?  Seriously, glad you and your family are alright!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 11 years ago

Marchel, WOW you are so very lucky that the trees fell where they did. You are obviously living right! I am so glad that you are all ok. I hope the others are, too.

Have a ball using all the electricity you want while in NY and have a great time at the show.  I'll be waiting to hear what you thought of Wicked.

Take care.

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Posted by uzzixxx over 11 years ago

Marchel, glad the majority of the damage in your area was restricted to trees. I saw a post with photo's from Galveston, so very sad. Have fun in NY with your daughter.

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 11 years ago

Hi Marchel,
It is great to have you back on AR and we all so happy to learn that you did not have any major damage.  Isn't is amazing how people band together when something like this happens? 

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) over 11 years ago

PATRICIA, What a PERFECT time to be in New York City.  I talked to my husband this evening and we still have NO POWER!!  We are so glad that we have the generator and he plugged it in to our house so we can have most everything but air conditioning.  We can only run it in the morning and evening but it is sure nice to have lights at night.  We leave to go back Tuesday morning and I'm hopeful to go back to power but he heard the earliest would be Thursday.  My phone has been eeery quiet so it has been a perfect time to be here.  We LOVED Wicked and today we did the tourist thing and rode the gray line bus.  My daughter stayed home as she won't ever let me be a tourist. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

GENA, It is so funny being in my daughters apartment, she keeps getting after me for leaving the fluorescent light on in her kitchen.  The reason being that it is so hard to carry fluorescent lights from Manhattan in to Queens.  Now she never gave it a second thought when she left the lights on in my house.  Payback hurts (lol). 

We were so blessed that the tree fell the way it did.  Someone was looking out for us!!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

DEBBIE, I have a friend who owns a house down to the west of Galveston.  I have wondered how she fared as that area was hit hard.  Her house is along the bay so maybe she was okay.  The majority of the house is on the second floor but I expect everything below and her pool is a wreck.  She also has a house in Tomball so I'm sure that was where she was during the storm.  I think Tomball fared fairly well.  Everyone I know over there has power.  Our power is still not on but all I can say is Thank God for generators. 

We have had a wonderful time in New York City with perfect weather.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

CYNTHIA, I love my neighbors but even more so when we go through something like this.  EVERYONE really steps up to the plate.  That is one of the things that I dearly love about our area.  My husband had to take down an Oak tree today which was a bummer as I REALLY liked that tree but it was leaning and we were afraid that it would fall on someone or something.  You should have seen it bending back and forth through the storm but it is just a tree.  We can plant another one.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

I still have friends in Spring without power, also in League City, Nassau Bay and some other areas.  It's unbelievable.  Glad your ok!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) over 11 years ago

I am glad to see you managed to make it through the storm. This a a great post with excellent pictures and I really like the SLIDE function. You should get hold of Liz because she has been having a time mastering the that particular tool. I thought I would wait myself because it can be frustrating at times! Thanks again - Russell

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Marchel, this is so amazing. We have monsoons, but nothing like this widespread. So glad you are okay and enjoying a wonderful time - I'm sure - in New York!!! ;-)


Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) over 11 years ago

Thank you for sharing your photos.  I am glad you found a silver lining in the trip to NYC to visit your daughter.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 11 years ago


You did good on getting some photos of a small part of the aftermath.  I've lived on the Gulf Coast my whole life, and would never have dreamed a Category 2 Hurricane could cause this much damage, it amazing.  People who don't live here it's hard to get your heard around not having power, water, fridge, able to cook, no gas for your cars, traffic a nightmare, can't flush a toilet, no TV, computer or phones...and it goes on on on and on + this is TWO WEEKS AFTER THE STORM.  Glad you were gone for the worst of it, and things are getting back to "normal" for you.

I should have the winners of the contest and my hurricane post up by tomorrow.  Was planned for tonight, but Survivor started :-).  I sent everyone who entered the contest an announcement already.  I even already have every one's points awarded to them, pretty cool, got my points in 30 min., Bob is great to work with.

Stay healthy & happy, L 

Posted by Liz Carter, Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston) (Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life!) over 11 years ago

Great Post.  I sure miss Texas. Everyone keeps asking why people live on the coast.  If you haven't lived in Texas,  you couldn't explain it to them.  Everywhere has it's problems:

* West has earthquakes

* Middle has tornados

* North has 10 below Zero weather

But,  Texas has real BBQ


Posted by Guy Berry, Real Estate Broker and Legal Expert (Real Estate Expert Witness Support) over 11 years ago

CINDY, We got our power back on Thursday and this evening I'm happy to say our cable is back up also.

RUSSEL, This was my first slide show and I found it very easy.  I did talk to Liz and she purchased the slide show and now has problems.  Isn't that strange!!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

TERI, My Mom has talked about those monsoons.  She said it sometimes rains so hard there is no place for the water to drain. 

SHARON, I could not have timed that New York trip better.  Now I fully expected to come back and have power and that did not happen but the power did come back on just a few days later.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

LIZ, Our cable came back this afternoon so we now have all of our modern conveniences.  Wow it sure makes you realize how hard it was before we had all this modern technology.  Our ancestor's really had to work for just the basics.

GUY, so how does a Texas boy get to California?  I do love living in Texas and yes I love the barbecue.  It is amazing the different barbecue you get in different parts of the country.  I grew up in Kansas and the barbecue was very similar to here.  Now we lived in North Carolina for a few years and their barbecue is totally different than Texas barbecue.  Growing up in Kansas I remember hanging out in our neighbors cellar during tornado warnings.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Marchel I had a chance to visit the Woodlands last week before I left for Hong Kong, the area looks like it was spared pretty well except for a few pine trees. Glad to hear you made it thru Ike ok.

Posted by Mike Wong, Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest (Keller Williams Realty Southwest) over 11 years ago

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