Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


We Like Ike NOT

We are a weather-watching family. My 9-year-old wants to be a weatherman when he grows up. As for me and Army of Dad, we know the deadly force weather can be, so we always take it seriously. We don't want to be a casualty to weather because we were ignorant of the dangers or unprepared. We started preparing for the tropical storm remnants projected to make their way to the DFW area.

This morning I sent texts to my brother, my sister-in-law (brother's ex), my college roomie and El Capitan from Baboon Pirates. Haven't heard back from Cap.

Texts from Houston:

My brother who lives in Webster:
I am (fine). I haven't talked to (ex-wife) this morning but they were in a risk area at (former MIL's). I actually still have power but no water. My car is still ok 2.

My college roomie:
We are fine, no major damage, but its too early to go outside and check it all out

My sister-in-law:
Watched transformer behind next house catch fire & blow up when wind began. Mostly leaves & branches down at mom's. Can't go home til flood water down there.

My brother in response to me forwarding him text from his ex:
Oh yes. My apt complex has only a few (transformers) in standing (water) on the grounds.

Still nothing in our part of North Texas but cooler winds with high humidity and some sprinkles. It isn't set to start raining and blowing here for a few hours.


  • At 12:38 PM, September 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My in-laws are also in Houston; (Alvin, actually) and C's brothers came up here to stay with us. His mom can't leave because she works for the police dept., and his dad just refused to leave. We've been nervous for them and finally heard back today. They're good, LOTS of debris and down trees, but house okay. I heard on the news that Alvin even had a "mini tornado" and one of the main roads home is under 3-4 feet of water.

    Glad your family's good too.

    DFW isn't going to get it as bad as they originally thought - so that's good too.


  • At 3:48 PM, September 13, 2008, Blogger Angela said…

    hope everyone will come through this without harm personally and financially.

  • At 5:03 PM, September 13, 2008, Blogger Submariner said…

    Glad things are going well, AoM. Just heard from my daughter in law over in Shreveport. They haven't been hit hard, in spite of what it looks like on the weather channels.
    Stay safe, and a happy birthday to Pickle.

  • At 2:28 AM, September 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have not heard from Cap either. Cannot seem to get a phone call through. I know where he lives good drainage and kinda on a hill (if you can call anywhere in Houston a hill).

    Not worried but would be nice to hear from him.


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