We were especially worried about my brother and sister-in-law. They live near Houston, very close to the water. Their fence is damaged, but I believe that's it. (Kelsey, correct me if I'm wrong!) Some homes near theirs suffered damage; hubs said one of their friends (neighbor?) had their roof cave in.
I went to the grocery store last night. It was crazy. I couldn't even find a parking spot, so I drove across town to another store. There, I got the last bag of sugar and the last of the milk. The flour and bread shelves were empty. I wanted ground beef to make tacos this week, but it was wiped out. The bacon was gone. I was shocked that so many "basics" were gone. I can't imagine what the first store was like. Hubs says that a lot of Houstonians are coming here to buy groceries, since they're out. People were at Lowe's buying as many generators as they could, and loading them on to flatbed trailers.
On a lighter note, last week I took my very first cake class. It was to make a purse and sugar shoes. Here's the instructor's project:
Her work was amazing! Those shoes looked like you could step into them and walk away. They almost looked like they were made of porcelain. Just beautiful. As always, my lovely camera doesn't do them justice.
And here's my effort:
I made a shorter, fatter purse, since I had to travel a bit. I didn't want mine to fall over on the way. One poor lady sculpted her purse, covered it in buttercream, then we all watched as it crashed to the floor. Three. Times. She ended up carving and decorating a piece of styrofoam. I can't believe that cake actually stayed in one piece after hitting the floor three times, though. Maybe I should have asked for her recipe? ;)
My shoes took a long time to dry. When this picture was taken, they were still soft. I removed the support to take the pictures, which is why the heels are misshapen. The weight of the shoe pushed them out a little.
It was fun, though. I learned a lot. Like, I will never. ever. EVER. sculpt a dog cake again.
I'll post pictures of the other two projects soon.
They are interesting, to say the least.