I have been missing in action here at the Proletarian of late thanks to hurricane Ike; I am still not living in my home as my friends and colleagues Jim and Staci Brown have allowed us to live with them until power is restored. My departmental colleague and friend Suzan Phenicie allowed us to stay with her the first night, while we spent two nights with Jim’s parents in Sugar Land, Texas. As of today we are still without power. Although I do not fear hurricanes as much as I do a tornado, I felt like I was in a wind tunnel when the category two winds hit my side of Houston. Today was the first day of classes since we canceled school almost a week ago. I am stressed. I have got to make up the missed days. Oh well, I always find a way. I guess I will have to cut a few more war battles out of my course. Trust me, no tears here.
Here are a few pictures of my neighborhood and the mess it caused in my backyard; I was able to spend the past few days getting my hot tub and yard back to normal. However, my back fence must be replaced.
My neighborhood and backyard: