Hurrication

Monday, September 15, 2008
THANK YOU so much for all of the kind and caring ways you all have reached out to us.  It has been a little tough but we are making the best of it.  We were already living out of suitcases and at a bare minimum for the past few weeks in our corporate apartment.  Then we quickly grabbed 2 days worth of clothes and made a run for it to escape Ike.  I am so glad that we did. We have turned this chaotic time into a mini vacation for the kids as best we could.  We moved to a nicer hotel, went to Sea World, visited the Riverwalk,  attended church and lunch and dinner with this sweet family and much more.   But now, we are all ready to go home and I think we will head that way tomorrow.  We are hoping we will have power!  Our plan is to stock up on groceries here (we bought some coolers) and hopefully we will have enough to get by until Houston is back on its feet.  I feel so lucky that we could get out and that we could stay out to avoid the aftermath.  My heart and my prayers go out to all those who lost so much.  I think our apartment is fine and I am thinking that there is certainly a reason we had not found a house yet.  

Thank you Lisa and family.  You guys are incredible.  I am so glad that we were able to meet and I will post photos when I have time:)

We are calling this little adventure our "hurrication" (hurricane, evacuation and vacation).

43 comments:

  1. Great to hear from you and relieved that you are all doing fine. It sounds like you are making the best of a tough situation. Have a safe trip back to Houston!

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  2. Kim, I am glad you guys left...a Mother's instinct was a live and well...thank the Lord. It ended up giving the boys most likely just what they needed...a breath of fresh air. Be careful driving back in to the city, looks like it really took a hard hit. I am also thankful you all haven't found a house yet...one last think to have had to worry about on Friday night/Saturday morning.
    Continuing to pray for the 3 peanuts, Mommy & Daddy too.
    Norah

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  3. so glad you are fine and have had an adventure. I am not surprised that you have made the BEST out of this situation.

    Lea
    xo

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  4. So glad you are safe and all is as well as can be expected. The boys definitely have material for their next writing assignment! Safe travels "home" and continued prayers as you find a new place to call home!

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  5. Safe travels back and hope you find everything is in good order. And good for you all to squeeze in another vacation ;)
    Perhaps the storm will be the little nudge needed for the family now living in the home you are supposed to find.

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  6. I am happy you are safe and sound. You have such a wonderful out look on life. Have a safe journey back to Houston. Yes I would have to agree...when you heard the words "wait" God knew...he always does. : )
    We lived in NC for two years many years ago. We actually shopped for our house the day after Hurricane Hugo. We bought the one house with no damage. I'm happy you waited.

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  7. So good that you can take something negative and turn it into something positive for your family.

    There was definitely a reason for not purchasing a house yet.

    Blessings,
    Robin

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  8. Kim,
    I'm so glad you guys are ok and making the best of things. I have been thinking about you and I hope all is well when you get back to your apartment. Just think, aren't you so glad you didn't make an offer on a house yet? That would be just one more thing to worry about at this point.

    I'll tlak to you soon.
    Rachel

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  9. I was thinking the same thing about you not locating the *perfect* house...that there was a reason! Can you imagine buying a house, and then having it flood???? Oh my!! Not fun at all!!!

    Sadly, I am the queen of flooding. Ack!

    Hang in there. Thinking of you every day!

    Snick :)

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  10. Hello dear,

    I know you had fun meeting said friend;)

    So glad you are okay and making lemonade of the lemons...it is going to get better, Kim. My heart aches for you and I know given the same circumstances I would most likely be un BEAR able!

    Thinking of you and continuing to lift you in prayer:)

    Love,
    Heather

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  11. So glad you evacuated and that you've been able to make the best of a bad situation! Love and hugs to all.

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  12. You all have so been in our prayers! So happy you have made it a fun time for your family. I am also happy you met such a sweet family in person and they have ministered to you all. I hope all is well when you all make it home tomorrow!!!
    Blessings,
    Sharon

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  13. I am so glad you are all safe and making the best of it!
    God bless you sweet friend.
    Love,
    Daleea

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  14. So so glad you all chose to evacuate and that you have made some lemonade out of all these lemons! What an adventure!

    You're right. Now you can look back and smile (a little) as to why you didn't yet have your beautiful house full of your beautiful possessions. God's timing is perfect, right?! Miss you guys and glad you are all together and doing well.

    Much love and continued prayers!

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  15. So glad to hear that you all are alright. Smart move, literally, I would have been out of there too! And Kim, you are so wonderful at reaching out to people and turning difficult times into worthwhile and fun times. Taking note (again). Hope all is well when you return home. Hugs, Dale

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  16. Love the "hurrication" word!! Too cute. I hope you won't be without power for long. At least if you go back now, the food in the fridge won't be too terribly bad. That is always so much fun!! Next hurrication you have to head this way!! (hopefully you won't have another one for a LONG time!)

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  17. Hi Kim,

    Sounds like you had a very nice weekend or hurrication! I am glad that you all decided to get out of dodge!

    I think it is wonderful that you were able to go spend time with Lisa and her family!

    Although I have only blogging a couple of months, it didn't take me long to figure out that this is an incredible community of people....this story is a perfect example of the bonds created here in the land of blog!

    Have a safe trip tomorrow....let's hope that things finally settle down for you all!

    Lisa

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  18. Glad to hear you are well. We've been wondering about you all. We'll continue to keep you in our thoughts & prayers.

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  19. so true, might as well make the most of it!

    things will be back to normal soon!

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  20. I love the name you picked for your quick trip. It's perfect.

    So great that you met a fellow blogger and shared some special time during this difficult time. So glad it was a lift for you.

    I am still praying for you and your family!

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  21. Glad you guys are making the best of it. We've been praying for you.

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  22. Kim,
    So glad to hear you evacuated and are safe....hope you are heading back to calmer times. Will continue to keep you and your family in a safekeeping prayer.

    Sheila

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  23. Sounds like you decided to take lemons and make lemon-ade =). I'm so glad you guys are okay. Have a safe trip back.

    Gin

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  24. Glad to hear you guys are okay and returning home. Hopefully things won't be too messy once you get there. Maybe as things get back to normal the house issue will solve itself! After having a breather away hopefully the picture will be much clearer...think it was just what all of you needed!

    You all are still in my prayers!

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  25. YEAH.....
    so glad you had such a wonderful time...
    Glad you are safe and heading home soon..
    Hugs..
    Have a Great Week..

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  26. haha hurrication thats funny!

    yeah everything around my town is starting to get better, we got gas today and even mcdonalds! were hoping to make a trip to the grocery store tomorrow..its open so thats good!

    well be safe make sure to check and see which freeways are closed i'm not sure which way your going..

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  27. I am so glad your family is all safe.My prayers are with you and all the families that were in the path of the storm.May God give each of you comfort. God Bless.

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  28. IT is wonderful to hear from you...and especially to hear that everyone is doing well....that you have had fun...and spent time with sweet friends too! What precious blessings among a very uneasy time in your lives!
    I'll be praying for safe travels today!
    Sweet Blessings,
    Denise C

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  29. So glad you are all safe. what a lovely bonus to visit with friends!

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  30. I have been praying for you...so glad you are safe...let us know when you are back at the apartment.
    Hugs,
    Steffie

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  31. I'm glad you guys evacuated, everyone is OK and you made the best out of a not so great situation! ! I'm hoping you have power also and that everyone can go back to a more normal routine!

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  32. So glad you are all doing well and got to meet up with some friends! I love the "hurrication" idea - perfect for the kids adventurous spirits :)

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  33. So glad you are turning an awful situation into something better! The kids are probably thankful for the break from school, but what a rotten way to start your life in newcity!!

    I loved the pictures of you & Lisa and the girls!

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  34. i LOVE "hurrication"...you have a great sense of humor. I am glad things worked out, and you are all safe. What a special treat to meet Lisa and her family! Praying for a safe trip home, and POWER!!

    Hugs to you!

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  35. I am so glad everything is ok. I was worried. How cool that you were able to make it a mini vacation with Lisa and her family. That is just so cool. Let us know how you are doing once back into your apartment.

    Christy :)

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  36. I am so happy you are all safe. I'll be sending good thoughts as you all travel back home.

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  37. Hi Kim, sorry I havent commented lastel, just been so busy. My kids are still dealing with hurricane issues. My daughter teaches in Lufkin and their school is closed, her home has no electricity and water and thats been hard with a baby. Thank goodness her inlaws live about an hour away so they have stayed there some. She and the baby are coming here tonight for a couple of days and I'm excited about that! My son and his wife live in Texarkana and they dont have electricity either. My hubby and I got the outer bands of the hurricane so we never lost power. You and your family have had a tough month dealing with moving, adjusting and then a hurricane. Your all in my thoughts! I'm glad you decided to leave when you did!! Take care!!

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  38. Hope you have a safe trip back to Houston! Thankful that you did not buy a house yet. Praying that everything is fine with your apartment. God bless!

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  39. I'm so glad you all are okay! What an adventure you've had- I am praying for all who've been hurt and/or displaced by this awful storm.

    Big Hugs & wishing you a safe and peaceful return,

    Shana

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  40. Glad you are all doing well and weathered the storm out of town!

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  41. I love that you made the best of a difficult situation ... you inspire me to be a better person ... and for that I thank you!

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  42. So glad to hear that you and your family are doing okay.

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  43. I'm thinkig about you....

    Belén

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