I'm finally back online after Hurricane Ike visited us here on Saturday. We're very fortunate to have power restored and the Internet cable back on now. After devestating Galveston and the Boliver Peninsula, Hurricane Ike plowed up through East Texas before turning toward Illinois. Most of the residents of Lufkin and nearby areas weren't as fortunate as we were to have little damage from the 70 mph winds. We used a generator to keep our freezers and refrigerator running until power was restored. Late this afternoon I had internet access! There are many people in Lufkin and many more in rural areas who still have no power.
We have had the pleasure of having guests since Friday who still have no power in their home. It's been nice to share the fear during the hurricane and the discomfort of the heat and darkness following it, then the joy at having power (and ac) restored!
I've been painting when possible, but was unable to post. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be able to photograph and post my paintings.