Thank you so much for all of the well-wishers and worrying. We are okay. Kid 1 made it home safe. Kid 2 made an 88 on her latest cellular biology exam, which is some sort of miracle considering everything that went on. Batty and Boots, the semi-feral and the feral cat, made it through, and so did the opossums, skunks, foxes, and the raccoons.
We are going to look for a house inspector today to assess the damage. The property mostly was okay, but the pipe between water heater and the kitchen must’ve frozen, because we had no water coming out of it at some point. We need to make sure there are no weird leaks in the walls.
If you’re waiting on the books, everything went out today from us. Today is the first day the Post Office was open in a week. Also, the city picked up our trash. Yay, garbage service being back on.
If you would like to help Texans, I am going to shamelessly borrow Jessie Mihalik‘s newsletter. Texas needs help in the worst way.
|I know times are tough all around, but if you have a few extra dollars to spare here are three places in Austin that could use your help: |
Help people: Austin Area Urban League
Provide food: Central Texas Food Bank
Help pets: Austin Pets Alive!
If you want to spread your donation across more of Texas, AOC is raising money for twelve charities via ActBlue.
Gordon and I donated to Hays County Food Bank before the storm and HOME after. HOME is our local organization for the homeless. The number of our homeless exploded overnight, because some houses are now uninhabitable. HOME is trying to put families into hotels.
And now we’ll make a 180 degree turn.
Those of you who signed up for Jeaniene Frost Zoom party tomorrow at 8:00 pm EST, don’t forget to show up. We are still on.