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Four Days After Hurricane Ike, Our Electricity Is Back

Four days after Hurricane Ike we have electricity back at home. Please see above the hallway in our home. (We live in a bunker. Don’t you?) We won’t trip and fall down the stairs so much now that all those lamps are working again.

( Here is information about electricity.)

Below is an illustration of night becoming day. From four days without power, our internal rhythms had already reverted to this more basic measuring of time.

In fact, I regressed a great deal over the four days.  

No problems though. If you’re lucky enough not to have been fully wiped out by Hurricane Ike, civilization, as we loosely define it in Houston, will be back up and running in just a couple of weeks.

If you would like to make a donation for disaster relief, here is the web home of the American Red Cross.

September 18, 2008 - Posted by | Houston | , , , ,


  1. 4 days without electricity! whew!

    Comment by Nita | September 18, 2008

  2. I think you picture is day becoming night; not night becoming day. The sun sets in the west!

    Comment by D White | September 18, 2008

  3. Nita—It really was not so bad. It was peaceful in a lot of ways. But we had no real damage or problems or anybody sick at home. For some folks, it’s a big issue.

    D.White–I have never allowed facts to get in the way of a point I want to make. Anyway, how can you be certain that Ike was not such a powerful storm that it knocked the Earth into a new orbit and the sun now sets in the east?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 18, 2008

  4. Meanwhile I’m still without power in Columbus, Ohio. Can you believe it? Glad to hear you and Laura got through everything okay. Keep up the blog – I read it all the time!

    Comment by Sam Herd | September 18, 2008

  5. Glad you made it through Neil.

    Welocme back.

    Has FEMA been dispatched to the Astros dugout yet?

    Comment by citizenx | September 18, 2008

  6. Sam—Ike was all over the map from the start. Thanks for reading the blog and for the comment.

    Citizen X—Thank you. The Astros are a lost cause.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 19, 2008

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