Hi. we lost one of our beach houses, completely washed away by surge. the other had all downstairs washed away, and storage building. its terrible. i am on dial up, but have power in Clute. we went to Bellville. Galveston is so torn up that it will be months. this because of our previous plans to go joy-visit-ride there. not gonna be possible i don't think. and, we have a family who lost their house in surfside, totally gone, they live there full time , staying with us and they may be here through October so i thought i should let you know. its difficult for all of us. you should see the destroyed houses in surfside, and Jans sister lived permanently on Bolivar, she lost her house. they cant find it. we had minor damage here but surrounding area looks like a war zone so many trees down. i guess we will recover but right now the reunion is not much on my mind.
Later, he added: most of our friends still do not have electricity in Lake Jackson, but we rejoiced when the HEB opened. yesterday was Jans 60th birthday, she was sick, but we celebrated it by my driving to Angleton, a 45 minute round trip, to the red top hamburger place, for two burgers and two malts, plus tater tots. what a wonderful meal. nothing was open here like that and we have a curfew of 7 pm and they mean it.
In another note:We completely lost one house at Surfside, had terrible damage to the other.
Our home in Clute did a little better. I have been dealing with insurance adjusters, etc,and we opened our home to some who have no home anymore, so it has been hectic.
Ronnie also forwarded this link to pictures of Surfside as Ike was passing through.