Thank you all that posted comments and sent me PM's. I am not certain of the images that are filtering out of Texas to each of you, but I can tell you that you cannot really understand what it is that you are actually viewing if you have never seen the sites before.
I also want to tell all of you that if you can donate anything at all to the recovery, those that are in need (Galveston, Crystal Beach, Bolivar, Kemah, and coastal cities) will be forever in your debt. Having said that, I will also tell you that Texans are a resilient bunch and we will recover and rebuild. We have withstood many a Hurricane and some communities chose not to rebuild but overall we help ourselves recover. We are a strong and proud bunch and because we love this State and the water we have chosen to live near and we will make sure that it is resurrected. I love this State and I will be working volunteer hours at the SPCA and at a local shelter as needed until my office gets power and water returned to it and we are safe to return.
I have heard from Trouble. She and the son-in-law to be are safe. They have no power but they do have water. They want me to come up there, but I have power and some water, and the Elected Officials have pleaded with all of us to stay off the roads unless we have to be out. There are too many supply trucks that cannot get to their destinations due to those drivers that are blocking their paths.
I am still trying to get to Munchkin; however, FEMA has taken over alot of the cell towers and I can only text some people. I have tried to reach old neighbors but I understand that they do not have power which means that Munchkin most likely does not herself. Still pray for her and for she that cannot be named until I post that I have heard from them.
I have heard from a very dear friend that lives in Pearland and she has no power but she and her Frenchies are fine. A neighbor has a generator and they are all sharing food, water, and supplies. She only lost one tree and one section of her fence and the fence has already been repaired. I am thankful that she is okay; however, she has no cell connectivity, so our communications have been limited.
I have also heard from other friends and they are all fine. We are all planning to do what we can to help and hope that those that need us contact us as quickly as possible.
One positive note, I have been knitting and I have also been working on my next novel. Yes, that is why I will be traveling. I have been working on some novels and some will be published. The long hours of waiting allow for the imagination to do it's best work and I am proud of what I have done so far. As soon as I have better information, I will share. I will also try to get as many of the items finished blocked tomorrow and get them on Flickr and Ravelry.
Again, please keep all of us in your thoughts and prayers as the media coverage begins to diminish. Just because we are no longer in the news does not mean that we are not in need of your support. I am humbled by the comments and the PM's that I have received. I feel so very fortunate to have been able to share myself and my life with this bloggy world and have friends that are as wonderful as each of you has been. God Speed to those that are not as fortunate!
Eraser, Sassy, Gracie, and George extend their love to each of you and want to thank you for extending your thoughts and prayers to their mama.