We spent the weekend getting hit by Hurricane Harvey.
We are lucky to live on a high up street where water is draining away from our home. There is a bayou at the end of our street that was overflowing yesterday, but today it is (currently) back within it’s banks. Here’s a photo of the stop sign at the end of our street.
I’m grateful we have power, food and no flood water in our home.
It is insane, but even today the rain continues to fall. In some parts of Houston, the water in homes is up to the second story and some people are being rescued off their roofs. I really can’t imagine. They local news station keeps asking anyone with a boat + boating experience to volunteer up their boat to help with rescuing people from their flooded home. The photo that impacted me the most was one my instagram friend, @aimingforaugust posted showing this comparison…
So much water.
Even though I know so many of the roads are heavily flooded, I was still shocked when I pulled up my maps app and saw pretty much every major road was closed.
I am going a bit stir crazy and am tired of eating bland/boring food, but I’m grateful for how normal and boring life feels right now because that means our house didn’t flood.
Food over the last couple days has been a lot of oatmeal, bread / toaster waffles / sandwiches, eggs, and cheese sticks.
oatmeal + chocolate covered almonds.
peach + toaster waffle with eggs + cheese stick + grapefruit soda thing.
pancake mix cinnamon rolls + cheesy eggs.
toast with nutella / butter & jam + cheesy eggs.
A lot of our days have just looked like sitting on the couch watching the news with a mug of hot chocolate, which sounds nice and cozy…but I’m eager for the rain to stop and get back to normal life.
Today we’re sitting tight at home. I’m starting to have some carpel tunnel (I think), which I’ve read is normal in the 3rd trimester…it’s uncomfortable though and makes watercoloring / typing / holding my phone not enjoyable. Andrew’s work was cancelled and I didn’t have any clients scheduled for today. For any clients reading this, I am currently planning to see virtual clients this week, but I’ll be emailing you if this changes. I’ll be cancelling in person clients for as long as the flood waters stay high.
It’s gonna be a weird Monday for us. Andrew just told me the grocery store near us found a way to open. So we are going to venture over there. I have a pizza craving so frozen pizza for lunch it is :)
See you all back here tomorrow, guys! Hope your Monday is calm and peaceful <3