Husband in Texas

@sunnflr (2767)
United States
September 15, 2008 11:10pm CST
My husband was home for three days between Gustav and Ike. He is now in Texas. He said there are all kinds of crews down there working to restore power. I know they are getting it done because a lady on the writing forum got her power restored today. The conditions aren't too good this time for the crews. They are sleeping in trailers that freeze them to death. They all had to go buy sleeping bags today so they won't freeze again tonight. Last night they ran out of food right before my husband's crew got to eat. They could have walked a ways and got some at another staging area, but were too tired so just went to bed. Today they had enough for everyone. He called for a few minutes around 9pm and then went to bed. I'm glad they got them in at a decent hour!
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• United States
16 Sep 08
We are moving to Texas in a couple of weeks. We are going to help with disaster relief and show our kids what its like when you loose everything. It will be humbling for them and us.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
16 Sep 08
My husband has told me some stories, that's for sure. People are usually very optimistic though in the places he's been. They just want to get on with life as quickly as possible.
• United States
25 Sep 08
Wow. Way to really walk the walk. I'm almost ashamed about my whining about how broke I am. I have a roof over my head and food on the table. I'm doing better than the folks in Texas. Your children won't appreciate it. But, in their place, let me say, good for you. You are teaching your children a very important lesson.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Hello sunnflr. I figured he would be going once I heard about Ike's impact on Texas. Oh gosh, I sure hate to hear that after working all day there wasn't any dinner for them. That's absolutely horrible! And being cold at night sounds pretty bad also. Glad they got both of those conditions taken care of. Jeesh, it sounds like he's working some really long hours. Hope he gets to come home soon, at least for a rest.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Things have actually got better as far as hours goes. When he first started doing this three years ago, they worked from 5am until midnight sometimes. Now they are only allowed to do 16 hours a day.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Thing seems to be pretty bad down there in Texas, I hope they can finish up and return home I am sure they hope the same, I will be praying for him and the people of Texas, You take care and keep us up to date.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Thank you. He believes this one will be a long haul, but they never can tell. If one line puts a bunch of people back on they will come home sooner. If each line is only for a few people it will take a while.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I don't live in Texas so am not directly affected by the hurricane but I want to thank your husband for going down there to help get the power back to those poor people. It looks like it will be a long haul for them. one of the electric companies from here has sent about 250 employees down there to help too. I hope that those staging areas are getting better at providing food for those men.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Everything has been good since that first night. I think they just weren't fully prepared. He said the food wasn't tasting the best, but it was there...lol.