Friday, September 12, 2008

Evacuation Files: Day One

KayTar:

Still sick
Shared couch bed with me
Talked in her sleep
Broke out in a rash
Thrilled to be staying in the hotel

BubTar:


Dying of boredom
Bouncing off the walls
Swam in the pool last night
Slept on air mattress, which is VERY exciting
Glad to be in the hotel when NOT in the room itself

Josh:

Watching the news
Slept on couch cushions on the floor
Entirely calm

Me:

Should be studying
Shared couch bed with KayTar who talked in her sleep LOUDLY
Anxious because we don't have quite enough of KayTar's meds and there are no local compounding pharmacies where we are. Because a few of my friends have homes in places that are likely to be hit and hit hard, possibly losing it all this weekend. Because we don't have flood insurance on the house. Because we might be without power at home for a while. Because I don't know what home will look like when the wind and water are done with it. Because the last time a hurricane like this hit was the year I was born and I have no idea what I should expect.

Regardless of all of those worries, all of the important things are here with me, safe in this hotel room, and at the end of the day that really is enough.



Photos from our last stay away from home, under much more pleasant circumstances


Update: The hotel told us to fill the tub with water in case the water is shut off. We will likely lose power tonight, too, so there might not be updates for a bit! THIS IS SO FUN! (not.not.not.)

34 comments:

mommamia said...

If I can do anything for you at all please let me know. I'd do whatever can to help. Just let me know.

angiesarman said...

Kyla, we're praying for you!!!

Becca said...

I've been reading your blog for more than a year. We just moved to Houston 6 weeks ago! Just in time. We are staying in San Antoine with our two little ones. I am in the same boat of worry with you. I am just sick thinking about the destruction they are predicting. At least we and you guys are safe!

flutter said...

love you girl, let me know if you need anything

flutter said...

love you girl, let me know if you need anything

InTheFastLane said...

I am glad you and yours are safe. I pray they you all weather the storm and the damage is minimal.

Chaotic Joy said...

I'm glad you are safe. I'm praying for the rest and for PEACE for you. I can't imagine.

jen said...

i'm thinking of you and julie non stop today.

Liberal Homeschooler said...

Kayla,

If you have evacuated to the Austin area, send me an email and I will tell you were to find a compounding pharmacy.

Candy

cinnamon gurl said...

Thinking of you!!

tierd said...

I'm not sure where you are, but we live in San Antonio and I'd be happy to help your family in any way we can. Please, please, please post on my site if we can help you.

nomotherearth said...

Praying that everything works out okay.

(And, I was going to say that that looked like a MIGHTY FINE hotel..)

mamatulip said...

Stay safe...I'm thinking of you guys!

Becca said...

Oh, I'm so glad you guys got out! Good luck.

Kristin said...

Oh, Kyla...this has got to be NO fun. I'm glad to see you could secretly squeak out a blog to update us but I do not envy the position you're in.

Praying for your home and that you won't need those meds you don't have.

Amy Y said...

I am glad you got out!!

Chickenbells said...

I am crossing my fingers that everything goes smoothly with the storm and it's over very soon so that you don't run out of any medication. I was also laughing that everyone's list of what they're going through seems very short compared to your worries...I would be the exact same way!

~aj~ said...

It's always an adventure with you Tars, isn't it? :)

Is Josh the most laid-back person or what? I think you need some of whatever he's on. lol

Seriously though, I know this is hard. Especially with a sick little girl. Praying for you guys!

~aj~ said...

And if you need to cross the border into Arkansas, you know the girl to call!

slouching mom said...

thinking about you all.
xoxoxo

sheree said...

glad you guys are safe. I really hope KayTar's meds can last you while you're there!

Cute pics :)

painted maypole said...

Oh, Kyla. Prayers for all of you.

and who is sleeping in the BED? ;)

natalie said...

OMG. I knew Cristina was a Texan...somehow I just let that one escape me about you, Kyla. I mean, I guess I did know that, but knowing about KayTar was so much more important. Oh, friend. I'm praying for you. Praying that KayTar starts feeling better immediately, that she lets you get some good rest, that your home and belongings are just fine.

Please, please keep us posted. I'll check often.

Magpie said...

thinking safe thoughts for you.

carrie said...

Oh Kyla, thinking of you and your family until this is over and done with and you can safely return home.

Cori said...

I am so sorry you are dealing with this.
Praying that everyone stays safe.

Love, Cori

crazymumma said...

But you are safe.

And I mean with all sincerity. Let us know if you need help okay? you know I mean it.

Lisa b said...

no not fun.
oh Kyla. stay safe.

Beck said...

Praying for you guys. At least you're safe and dry, right?

womaninawindow said...

Fill the tub. Boy, do we ever take it all forgranted when life is easy.

best,
erin

carrie said...

Checking back to see if you made it . . .

I'll keep hoping. :)

She sure is strange! said...

Ooooh, where did you relocate to? I'm in Longview and my hubby used to work for a compounding pharmacist here. If you are close we could help.

Molly, dealing with long-lost geriatric relatives evacuated from Orange. Poor, sad people.

Sonja said...

Hope you guys are okay! Praying for you!

Karen said...

Hope you all can get back home soon!