Sunday, September 21, 2008


We just got power after 8 1/2 days in the dark. We are so happy. We have AC again.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Still no lights and its starting to get uncomfortably hot. I am sitting here with a fan sitting right in front of me. Watkins is behaving a little off. At times he is great and at times he isn't listening. I am thinking its because we are all off schedules. I am trying to keep a some what normal schedule like we had but that is hard when there is no lights.

Monday, September 15, 2008

After Hurricane Ike

We have survived. My family decided to hunker down and stay for Ike. For us where we are it was more of a wind and rain event. I have never been in a hurricane so this was an experience. We were very blessed to not have to much damage. We had a few limbs off of trees around our house. Our chimney cover was blown off and found in the neighbors yard and our porch which had a roof of plexi glass is no more. We have no power but dad charged his laptop so I am surfing for a few minutes. We have a generator that is running 1 lamp(at night), the fridge and my bipap at night. Power wont be restored completely until 3-4 weeks. We have been out since 3am Saturday. Watkins did great. I had him just in his halti Friday and Saturday and he seemed fine. Friday night the wind kept wiping the roof of the porch up and down because it was soon to be gone anyway and Watty kept barking when it thudded(is that a word). After I kept telling him he was okay he quit barking every time he heard that. Yesterday while I walked Watkins he meet two neighbors and gallivanted into their back yard with their dogs. His leash came off from his halti. He didn't listen to me to come back but he went straight into their house. They brought him out to me and told me what a good boy he was for going in the house and not running away. That neighbor also found 3 baby squirrels that fell out of the tree. He named them Ike, Tina, and Hunker Down.

Galveston is a mess. It looks like a bomb went off on some of the islands. Downtown Houston looks that way also. The street behind us looks luke a tornado went through. We are slowly recovering as a city. One other thing Ike took power out to 2.2 million homes.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Here he is and we (mom and dad) decided to stay. We are hunkered down here at the house and waiting it out. I am trying to stay away from mom because she is making me nervous and upset. I need to stay calm for Watkins. This is our first hurricane. I have never been in one before. So far from our house its just wind but we will see during the night. We are praying the lights DO NOT go out. Watkins is laying by my side being quiet.


Trooper with a carrot

Trooper, Watkins and Trotter

Trooper, Trotter, and Watkins

Taking a break and cooling off


Muddy boy

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We hope everyone's weekend went well. We had a relaxing weekend. With it being the Labor Day weekend that meant it was time for the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. Since I collected money we went to the annual party before the telethon. We did pretty good especially around the clowns and loud music being played. One clown even juggled at Watkins level and he stayed where I had put him. I did know he was interested because his head was bobbing up and down following the balls. Yesterday he had another play date with Trooper. I was so happy seeing him run around and play with another dog. Its just so hot here still that they are dead tired when we head in. We had a bucket of water that they could drink out of and we squirted them with the water hose to cool them off. After the squirt they were ready to go again.Watkins in the shade

Watkins and Trooper

Watkins and Trooper running