Saturday

It's Been a Year

This time, a year ago, I was still carefree and naive. My biggest concern was Bear's birthday. By the time the darkest of night reached us, I witnessed first hand the fury of Nature. And it's scary.

In the late hours of tonight and the early hours of tomorrow, the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike is marked. My roof, after many months, is fixed. My fence, while not pretty, is put back together. But, there are many things that still aren't fixed. One of my friend's condo is still exactly as it was after Ike. Such an injustice. Businesses such as the yummy Tookie's have decided not to reopen. (It's totally on my list of best burgers and I know would have made the Texas Monthly list as well.) Many families are still trying to put their lives back together.

It's unrealistic to hope this never happens again. But, that's what I do. Hope and pray we don't have another hurricane in this area.

4 comments:

forgetfulone said...

Me, too. It's not my first, and it probably won't be my last, but it was defnitely full of fury! What a scary time, and yes, what an injustice for Kris, Tookies, and so many others.

kris said...

and South Shore Beer Garden... awesome burgers, well, they used to be...

we'll sleep good tonight girls!

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Oh wow...I remember your posts from last year. I sure hope you don't have to experience that ever again.

Bubba's Sis said...

It will happen again - but hopefully not for a long, long time! We had 25 years between Alicia and Ike - so maybe 25 more years before the next one!

Oh - and Hubby talked to the guy who owns Tookie's - he's looking at selling it. Don't know if it will come back as Tookie's or something else. So sad.