The Aluminum Asylum

The Aluminum Asylum
Our home on wheels

Monday, July 28, 2008

We have arrived...
We arrived in Weslaco around 4:30 p.m. The area does show the destruction, missing roofs, trees uprooted and debris all over the place. Guttering, pieces of roofing, awnings and the like littered the sides along the roadway. All the trees now lean in the direction where the winds blew in through the area. Very strange looking too.

Grandpa seems to be better since we are here. I think he was really scared to go through this himself. Of course, getting up on the roof in the storm was a bit foolish, which he readily admits. I am thinking we may be here for a long long time as he is just not as he used to be. Of course, we have to look at the fact that he is gonna be 92 years old. I don't think that he wants to drive anymore. He must have had a close call recently that he is not telling us about. The inside of the house if fine...the cleaning ladies must have been here before the storm hit. The outside is a wreak, the grass is like a jungle and everything is overgrown. We will get it in shape. I think he was greatly affected by not having electricity in this terrible heat, and the water was also off. We now have both and we now have the air going. The days are quite the high 90's but when the sun goes down, there is a nice breeze and it cools down a bit. It would be unbearable without the breeze.

Mack was fine once we got on the road, he mostly slept which is good. He would only eat if Mom hand fed him the little stinker. He did sleep on my shoulder alot while in motion. Maybe he felt safe up there. I have some pictures I will post hopefully tomorrow and will get some of the area if I can. I was useless today...I think the pressure to get here and the stress of what we would find made me a bit wound up. This of course makes a stressor for me and you know what happens then, LOL!

This has put a new spin on our plans for the holidays. I talked to Zack and I think he would rather come here for Christmas so we will look into that.

Well, that's about it for now. I will continue to update as we get things in order.

in hot, hot Weslaco!