Life has gotten much better. We got POWER last night, 6 days without makes you really appreciate how comfortable our lives are on a normal basis. No damage to anything, well one casualty was all my perishable food. Being 75 miles NW from Galveston offers a small amount of protection. Granted Ike liked to destroy power I hear Ohio has 1 million without power and Kentucky I think had several hundred thousand doing without. Not to mention heavy damage done to several other states, Arkansas and Missouri to just name a few.
Anyone from this area I hope that you and yours stayed safe and that you have no damage or little. As devestating as the storm was so many pulled together to try and live in the aftermath. For every one bad story about looters and selfishness there were several stories of sharing generators, neighbors feeding each other and of strangers stopping and helping clear debris. It makes me proud to call the Houston area my home. I wish everyone luck in returning to a normal life again.