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Monday, September 26, 2005

Recovering From Rita - Part 1

Thought you folks might find some of these pictures of the devastation wRought around our residence by Rita revealing regarding the severity of the storm in southwest Houston. Suffice it to say, we were extremely lucky and blessed in our area. The damage shown in the photos below is somewhat representative (as near as I can tell from driving around the past couple of days) of the experiences of our neighbors.


Rita ripped this branch right off of this tree.
Nature can be so cruel.


I don't have a clue what this is. But darned if that Rita didn't leave this pile of it in our yard. Unseemly.


This sign was standing almost straight up when we left Friday morning. Before the wRath of Rita came a'calling.


Here now are "after" photographs of our house and the lake behind our house as viewed through our palm trees (please feel free to compare these to the "before" pictures filed in one of the "Running From Rita" posts). These photographs were taken this morning. Because the sun was still fairly low in the sky when I was out surveying the landscape, I had to change the angle of the shot of our roof a little.



I have not been able to find visible damage to our house. This means probably no federal disaster relief cheque windfall (pun intended) will be coming my way.


Blogger The Velvet Fog said...


I can barely stomach the devastation! It is gut wrenching to see that pile of detritus darkening your lawn like that!

Better get HAZMAT on that.

So, the Safety Dance CD survived ok I take it?

You should have stayed at home....

3:53 PM, September 26, 2005  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

By the way, it is a good thing you have that Alarm Service sign facing the swamp there like that.
You never know when some Navy SEAL's will be rising up out of there to come get your playground equipment.

3:55 PM, September 26, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

The playground equipment is not protected by the alarm. It's outside. Be realistic, George.

4:18 PM, September 26, 2005  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

"Jerk Store' would have smoked that guy.

5:15 PM, September 26, 2005  
Blogger Chris said...

Are you still going to get a $2000 FEMA check?

10:02 PM, September 26, 2005  
Anonymous FD said...

and how about the treasured ducks??!?!

9:10 AM, September 27, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...

sadly, don't expect to be a beneficiary of FEMA generosity. Just a contributor.

9:47 AM, September 27, 2005  
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