BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: WE MADE IT!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

WE MADE IT!

We made it through Ike! We lost power yesterday about 1:30 and it didn't come back on till 8:30 or so last night. We played cards, read and had some great family time! We even had a picnic on the floor! The good thing about where we live is we have natural gas, so I could still cook and we still had the water. I would say the wind gusts got to around 60 mph, they were bad, we really aren't' sure what they were. We did loose 1/2 of our barn, the feed room half. So during the storm we were out there picking up feed and getting panels around it so the horses wouldn't get in there. The horses thankfully were not up in the barn at the time it happened. Thank goodness! We also have numerous branches, limbs all over the place. Hubby just called me into the den and on the news it was saying Troup was hit pretty hard, tons of huge trees down and Harry's Building Supply got it's roof torn right off. Thankfully none of the limbs, roofs had hit any other people, homes, etc. We were really blessed that it was just our barn and not worse. It is such a scary thing when you think about it. God sure did protect us and our animals. I'm glad to start hearing from you all that was in the path of Ike. Praying that everyone is safe and look forward to catching up with you all. We are planning on going to 2nd service this morning, we have ALOT to be thankful for. We also need to lift up all the many people that Ike affected.

13 comments:

Patti said...

Yikes!! Sounds like you got hit like my daughter did! The have been out of power since Friday evening and its still not on. They also have no water.Thankfully her in laws live in Jacksonville and their power came back on last night so they went there for the night.We werent hit near as hard as you. Some wind gusts, and rain. I havent been anywhere to see if there was damage but we didnt get any. You are right- We have a lot to be thankful for! I'm glad your family and animals made it thru safely!!

The Wife said...

Glad to hear all the fam and animals are okay. Sorry about the barn but glad it was just the feed room.

Becca said...

Grief! Sounds like you all really caught it. I talked to Jan in Athens and they didn't get to much up there, didn't think that Ike would be that close to you all either Thank goodness everybody is ok.
We didn't get much of anything up here, some rain and lite wind. We know some folks that live close to Houston and they escaped with little damage, but did take their horses to Bryan just to be safe. So glad to know you all are safe. Have you heard from the rest of the family in Troup? Let me know.

Linda said...

Glad to hear you made it through safely at any rate. That's too bad about your barn and mess your have to deal with though.

Andrea said...

I am glad you made it out alright! We lost part of our barn too. You are lucky to have natural gas! I begged my husband for that when we built but he put in an electric stove. We lost power at 2:25am and got it back the next day at 2pm. It wasn't too bad. Scary, but not too bad. Again, glad you and your family and animals are all alright. My husband is in Houston today doing some electrical work for some nursing homes.

Callie said...

Good to hear you're all OK and there isn't too much damage! We got Ike's rain for two days but none of the stormy stuff and it's gone up to Canada now! Wow, it sure did move fast! So glad you're all safe!

Shirley said...

Thank God you are all safe! If I was there I'd help you rebuild your barn!

Mrs Mom said...

Glad y'all made it through OK there KDW!! Been thinking about and praying for everyone out there in the path of that bad boy, and happy to see the tail end of him!

Just look at it this way-- now, you will get to make improvements on the feed room when you fix the barn! ;)

HUGE HUGS to all of you!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Such a blessing that you are all ok! Sorry to hear about the barn but like you said, it could have been alot worse, but still alot of work to do now.

Train Wreck said...

Oh Thank goodness! I prayed for everyone in the path of Ike! I knew alot of my new blog friends lived in it's path! I watched the news every night when I got home! I was worried there were alot of pictures of the devestation! God bless you hopefully it is passsed you now!

RanchGirl said...

Glad that you made it through! I can't imagine going through a storm like that...we're too far in the desert! ;) But thank the Lord all is well!

Momma / Cowgirl said...

I am sorry to hear that Ike hit you hard.
But all the family time makes for a great way to wait the storm out, eh?
I am glad everything is up and running again.
happy horsin'around

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