The closet was not exactly comfortable, but I did manage to fall asleep from about 2 until 3:30. From about 4:00 until 6:30 it was pretty intense. The wind was blowing water in through 2 of our window sills and the back door, but thankfully, we never had a single window break.
About 8:00 I ventured out of the closet and fell asleep on the couch while the rest of the storm moved through. The sofa only brought about an hour of sleep, but atleast I felt a little rested. Since it was still raining outside, we stayed inside the remainder of the morning and finally fell asleep again from about 1-4:30 - that's when the power came back on. Looking back it's kind of funny, because the power coming back on gave us a burst of energy. All of a sudden we put on our hats and shoes and got out of the house to check out the area and see if Brandon's office had any damage. For the most part we only saw shingle, tree and fence damage. A few building along Hwy 6 had some building damage, but overall, our area did really well from what we saw. Below are the pics we took while driving around.
Tree down in front of the Kroger on West Road.
After our drive we went home and enjoyed the air conditioning. We intended to clean up our house (inside and out) today, but this morning we had another rain storm and our roof leak turned into a bigger problem. Brandon was up from about 4-6:30 this morning sitting in the attic moving buckets under the hole, so that we don't have interior damage. My boss called this morning and said that our building in the Galleria area didn't have power, so I won't be going to work tomorrow. We'll see about Tuesday, which is supposed to be my last day of work before my maternity leave. It looks like I might end up with a few extra days of leave than I intended. Sorry for rambling on about our last 24-48 hours, but maybe some of you stuck with it. :)