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Day #22 on Hurrican Ike

I was finally able to speak to Steven again tonight. I talked to him this morning, as they were driving from Houma, LA to Texas, but a lot of the phone towers are out in Southern Texas, so we hadn’t spoken since about 11:00 this morning. His crew is staying in Woodville, TX. Phone service is sketchy where they are working, but closer to the hotel it is ok. He has absolutely no idea when he will be home. Today was day 22. (And no, I’m not sitting around counting. I honestly had to look at my calendar to figure it out.) The map below shows where they are.

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AAh! I’m so busy! And apparently I don’t listen…

I am so very, very busy this week!
We have Vacation Bible School going on at church. I’m volunteering wherever I’m needed (last night I ended up in the nursery) and taking pictures for the slideshow. I am also editing about 500 pictures this week! I am also going to my sister’s graduation on Friday and shooting a wedding on Saturday. Needless to say, the housework is getting neglected. Good thing Steven isn’t home. 🙂

I talked to Steven last night and discovered that they aren’t in San Benito, Texas! Oops, apparently that was where he thought they would get sent, but instead they were sent to Mercedes, Texas. Here…

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I just talked to Steven.

I figured it would be easier to post the updates of his whereabouts here, as opposed to answering questions like, “Have you talked to Steven today?” “Where’s your husband?” and “When will he be home?” a million different times in the next week or so.

Anyway, I just talked to him and he is still in San Benito, TX.

See the red arrow? That’s where he is right now. He’s about 13 or 14 hours from Jonesboro. I think. Ok, I just checked Mapquest. Apparently it is approximately a 15 hr. 4 min. drive. Nevertheless, he said the area they are currently working in doesn’t look too bad, but he’s heard from his bosses that the other side of town is a total mess. He believes he will be there until the end of this week at the very least, but that’s not counting if they get sent to another town after that. They are working 16-18 hr. days, stopping only to eat a meal or crash in bed at the hotel at night.

He said all safety is 100% mandatory right now because of all the different types of power they have there (wind, solar, wire electricity, etc.). I still worry though. People have been known to concoct some crazy power sources after storms. Please pray for the safety of my husband and all the other linemen in Texas tonight.

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