“Ike”

I decided that it was about time that I finally got around to talking about Ike and how it impacted me. To say that it was remotely easy would be ludicrous and to say that it was a test and an endurance would be an understatement.

I have posted some photo’s here in a photo album. I have unlimited storage on http://juli.smugmug.com/ & you can link to the gallery directly by clicking here.

The radar progression shows that Ike was slow moving. these photo’s are from 8pm to 1AM:

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And, here’s what it looked like when the winds started coming up:

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The screened in room and roof looked like this:

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And, the back fence looked like this:

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This was the scariest thing I’ve ever lived through. It’s amazing how truly horrible it is. You know it’s coming, it takes about 2 days to get here. You’re under complete terror for 17 hours and then you spend the next 10 days with no power in 95 degree heat and trying to pick up the pieces.

As I said to papa the day after the hurricane… “How about we never do that again, ok?”

— Fizz —

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About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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13 Responses to “Ike”

  1. Beth says:

    I just went to look at your photos.  They are all excellent shots and clearly show the damage you suffered.

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  2. Joe says:

    I’m just glad that through all of that we’ve still got you both in this world.  I’ve only been near a few such storms and it’s a good thing I was only somewhat near because I was in very bad housing abroad when it occured.  The edge of such storms is terrifying enough, I wouldn’t want to actually be in one.  One season I was visiting some of our relatives in the Philippines when a huge storm passed while we were in a grass hut…that was the worst night of my life…nothing next to what you’ve been through but it gives me some idea.  Thank God you’re okay my friend!

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  3. Babblelot says:

    I looked at your album. 10 days without power in that heat. I cannot imagine howyou got by day after day. Papa baking a pie made me smile. The damage I hope is repaired.I am so glad you guys and the dogs made it through. Thanks for sharing the pictures. The prettytree you had to cut, what kind was that? Have a good week girlie as I plan on having one!

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  4. CAROL says:

    I totally agree with you on that last sentence.. I lived through a tornado and I can say that if it lasted 17 hours I think I would have been admitted to the psych ward someplace never to get out. I think your word TERROR would be a good word for it. I heard onthe TV that there are still over 100 people they are looking for that were just carried away.
    SO SAD.. I will try to get to the other link but these pics are really good. Thanks for sharing them..  : ) Take care and have a great week. 

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  5. Ann says:

    I can relate as we in FL went through similar drama with Frances, Jeanne & Wilma. I, too, agree with your last statement. :)
     
    Best,
    Nan
     

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  6. Cindy says:

    I bet papa didn’t have an argument about that!  Now I’m going over to look at the rest of the pictures.

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  7. Teresa says:

    I’m glad you made it through. Thanks for sharing. Teresa

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  8. Patty says:

    Well you will have stories to tell for a long time now.   I don’t mind storms but when that wind kicks up   forget it  i really get scared…so I can imagine how you must have felt..   But I am happy you are fine and the damage you had can be repaired…  well you could come back to Michigaan and face our snow storms  lol  lol   cold and windy today dropping down in the 20’s tonight.   not ready for the cold just yet. 

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  9. kïrstin says:

    yeah good to be back on track again. co worker is back, and one doc on vacation, so much better. there was a hurrican in portland in 1962 when i was growing up. on columbus day. it was pretty amazing. the coast was hit really hard.
    s. lizard☼

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  10. Rita says:

    Ike might define you like Katrina defines part of my life. (Oh that happened before Katrina, no we got blah blah after Katrina..etc)
    It is something you will never forget and never want to go thru again.
    I’m so glad you and papa made it thru with no serious damage.
     

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  11. Patricia says:

    you’ve had quite enough, haven’t you?…things will get better…and I hope you never have to go through it again…

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  12. Cheryl says:

    Well luckily it is a once in a generation thing.  I was here for the one in 83 but that one did far less damage than Ike.  We jsut got someting from the Red Cross.  They want to meet with us and assess what our individual needs are.  They are only offering services to my zip code.  They are a dollar short and a day late!

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  13. Leona says:

    I’m glad you (all) are okay and made it through Ike. I feel the same as you, that was so scary. The only thing worse was Rita (2004) at my Mom’s, a tree uprooted 2-feet from her house, broke the gas line, and the only thing that saved us that night was the grace of God.
     
    I have pics of Ike’s destruction on my blog. Come visit me sometimes. I’d love to see you.

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