Some 36 hours after making shore at Galveston, Texas, on the Gulf Coast....Hurricane "Ike" made it's presents felt right here in western Ohio.
Oldest son Sam and I had a Rec Department Junior Football game in Celina...we finished up at 3PM, just as the wind picked up into the 50 and 60 MPH range....corn knocked down, limbs blow out of trees, and power out to more than 800,000 thousand in southwest Ohio alone....here in west central Ohio, some power out, but all-in-all we survived without major damage. Talking to my youngest son Hal, in Fairborn(Home of Wright-Patterson AFB), where he is student teaching and doing Grad Studies at Wright State, his power went out around 3pm yesterday, and is still out this morning....Fairborn High School was delayed 2 hours, most of the Dayton area schools were closed.
Now don't get me wrong....we received nothing compared to Texas and the western Gulf Coast area.....but we did get a blow.
The sun is back out and cooler, sunny, weather will stick around for the remainder of the week. The rain we got from "Ike" was minimal in our area, most of the heavy rain stayed west in Indiana and Illinois, or ran north into Michigan.
Bad weekend for Ohio football...Ohio State proves the experts right...the Buckeyes were not ready for USC....they were defeated in prime time 35-3 by the Trojans and were lacking in every part of the game...back to the drawing board. Meanwhile Michigan continues to fall into the pits of Big Ten Football, Lil' Richey's team got their asses kicked at Notre Dame, by a pretty weak team...and ouch! Charlie Weiss(ND Coach) gets taken out on the sidelines and his knee is blown out. The Bengals and Browns continue to stink up the NFL....although why anybody would care about the over-hyped professional league is beyond me.
Freshman football at Celina tonight.....and a full slate of under varsity and Recreation games this week.
Photos-The wind and trees blowing through my back yard from "Ike"