Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Evacuation Update: Day Whatever

We're okay! We are staying at my parents' house, and although the quarters are close (11-13 people have been staying here), we have power, water, and food.

Our house is mostly fine. The fence was destroyed. BubTar's window was broken and let in water, causing mildew and water damage. We have a tree uprooted and lying on the powerline. The trampoline net was ripped off and the trampoline itself is a little worse for wear. But all in all, not too bad.

Tomorrow is KayTar's surgical consult for the g-tube. I'd talk more about it, but I don't have the time.

I got the offical paperwork from her hearing test yesterday. Profound loss.

So much to say, so little privacy and Internet time. Just wanted to hop on and say we're doing just fine, minus Internet withdrawal and being completely stir crazy.

Hope to be back soon!

38 comments:

alejna said...

So glad to hear that you are safe and sound, and that the damage to your property isn't too severe. I hope you continue to keep your sanity during your exile!

I hope the consult goes well, too. I'll look forwaerd to updates whan you find the time and privacy.

lost indie said...

Thanks for letting us know!

Good luck tomorrow....I'll be there with you in thought....

Gwen said...

This, to me, is classic Kyla: my kid has profound hearing loss and needs a g-tube, but we're fine! It's all good!

I love your optimism. Seriously.

Chickenbells said...

I'm so glad you're OK...I've been a bit worried. I hope all goes smoothly with everything that is coming up for you guys!

painted maypole said...

glad you are doing fairly well, all things considered. evacuation isn't a vacation, that's for sure! ;)

my hubby is heading out that way today to help out a bit and meet with some pastors in the area.

~aj~ said...

I've been thinking about you LOTS!

I can't imagine one long sleepover with that many people. If you all make it through this without killing one another, I'd say it was a huge success!

Hope you'll be back in your home soon and that life can get back to normal.

Good luck with everything, Kyla!

Janet said...

Great to hear from you! I'm glad you're all safe.

I spent time on several chat boards for severe-to-profound hearing loss when I was writing some marketing pieces for a client this summer. If you want the URL's shoot me an email and I would be happy to send them to you. Folks afflicted with that type of hearing loss are very informed on the various hearind aid technologies and the boards offer a wealth of information.

Becca said...

Glad to hear you are safe and the house is manageable. Sorry about the hearing report. Good luck tomorrow.

Chaotic Joy said...

I read the words G-tube consult and my heart turned over. I read the words "profound loss" and it fell right into my stomach. Water damage...eh. Down fence. No biggie. You are a rock Kyla. A rock. I am totally and completely in awe of you.

Love you, friend. And praying, for all of it. Praying.

amanda said...

So glad to hear that you guys are safe and escaped with the little damage you did. I will be thinking of you tomorrow. I know this was a hard deciscion to make...

flutter said...

love you!

Lee Laughlin said...

Oh, so glad to hear you are ok. I've been worried about you.

natalie said...

Oh, friend!! Have been so worried about you. Take care...update us when you can!! I think I probably checked every hour for a few days there...your numbers are probably way up because I was stalking you!

cinnamon gurl said...

Glad you guys are ok.

Caelan Ethan said...

good to hear from you.
I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

Lisa b said...

me again. Why does everyone keep stealing my comments?

angiesarman said...

Kyla, thanks for the update, Amy did a quick update for us too. We are praying for you guys and KayTar's appointment tomorrow. Tell her John John sends his love.

Amy Y said...

Thank you for checking in~ I've been wondering about you!
Sorry to hear about the hearing loss and gtube but so so glad you're all Ok!

mamatulip said...

Thinking of you guys...

sheree said...

ughh. Hope you guys can get back home soon. I would be going nuts being out of my home for that long. Good luck at the appointment tomorrow!

(((hugs)))

jen said...

profound loss? honey.

i am thinking of you.

Cori said...

I am so glad you are safe! We miss you and have been thinking about you TONS! Praying that the consult goes well for Kaytar.

NotSoSage said...

Kyla,

I've been checking but not commenting, but I'm so glad to see that everyone is safe. I only wish that there was good news on KayTar's front, too.

Always thinking of you...

InTheFastLane said...

hang in there! Hope you get "normal" soon!

Christine said...

xoxo

nomotherearth said...

Glad to hear you're ok. Write the news when you can.

Kelly said...

I am soooo glad to hear you're all safe and sound! I've been thinking of you!!!!
I hope all goes well with the consultation! (((((HUGS)))))

Beck said...

I'm glad that you guys are okay and that your house is more or less undamaged - that's very good news.

Sorry to hear about Kaytar's hearing loss, though. Geez.

runafteryou said...

Anxiously awaiting news of the consult... you've been on my mind all day!

Assertagirl said...

Thanks for popping in to let us know you're all doing okay! I've been wondering about you guys since the hurricane. xo

Ali said...

i'm so glad to hear you are okay. and that your house is mostly fine. HUGS!

Chrissy said...

Hang in there.

motherbumper said...

The privacy thing would be killing me about 12 hours in - be strong. Thinking of you ~ xo

crazymumma said...

Hey there. For such a short post so much is packed in.

I hope the consult goes really really well, soon you will be back home up to your usual whirlwind of activity.

Profound huh? damn.

kittenpie said...

Profound loss. Oh, dear. I'm sorry for that, K.

But really, I guess Ike puts some things into scale for me, because I feel like while that is terrible, I'm SO GLAD that you guys are all okay, that it seems more liveable, somehow.

carrie said...

Oh man Kyla. I am so glad you are all safe . . . and I hope you can return home to begin whatever normalcy you can soon.

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

womaninawindow said...

"Just wanted to hop on and say we're doing just fine."

I wouldn't be. You are a strong one. Can I send enough of my best to you guys? I think not.

Aliki2006 said...

I'm glad you're all safe and sound--update when you can. I'll be thinking of you...