"Houston used to be such a happy city, but now it is so, so sad since the hurricane."
I think Tyler knows something here.
We are fine. We decided rather last minute to go to Austin, and headed to Dan's parents early Friday morning before the storm hit. We had no damage to our house. Our landscaping looks a bit disheveled, and the tramp didn't overturn, but did slide about 10 feet across the lawn. I have pics, but no way to post them. We are still without power. We heard from neighbors that the power went out Friday night, and now almost 6 days later, we still have no power. Most of our neighborhood does, so we are hoping it will be back soon. We came back from Austin on Sunday night and have been staying with Dan's brother across town. They were only without power for 22 hours.
We have definitely been inconvenienced, but that is really all. We lost a fridge full of food, and aren't sleeping in our own house, but we are safe, and lost nothing. As we have read the paper and seen on tv and driven to a few places, we are counting our blessings. Because while we are being inconvenienced, others have lost everything. Everything.
I'll post some pics of the very minor damage by our house when we get home and get power, but for now, please keep Houston in your prayers. Much of our city is so, so sad right now.