What were you doing at this time six months ago?
One thing you probably weren't doing, if you lived in the Houston area, was checking blogs on the net.
Today's the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Ike, the third-most destructive hurricane ever to make landfall in the US. Unfortunately, it made landfall right on us.
After the jump, we'll reprint our item that wraps up the slideshows we did on Ike.
Our post from September 17:
We've been loading up Ike-related posts at all hours here on Hair Balls, so we thought it'd be a good time to pause and look back at all the images we've seen over the past seven days. Click each photo below to get to a larger slideshow.
Businesses, homes and cars were destroyed, and plenty of folks wound up with boats in their yards.
Scenes from Monday, September 15, of boats pushed way onto land, piers shattered into thousands of pieces, and people giving each other a helping hand.
Kemah definitely experienced the storm's wrath more than most places in Texas did.
Fires, rattlesnakes, boat thieves, flotsam, flooding, cracked trees and shattered boats in Galveston, Houston, League City, Texas City and Kemah.
More images of Gulf Coast destruction from Saturday, September 13.
The swell was anything but, as these photos from Bayland Marina attest.
When the storm hit town in the early morn of Saturday, September 13, it flooded roads, snapped trees, prevented firefighters from saving a culinary landmark and shattered windows on a downtown skyscraper.
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Before the rains even arrived on Friday, September 12, many parts of the island were already underwater, and the Seawall and Stewart Beach were covered in rough water and flotsam.
Scenes from Midtown on the afternoon of Thursday, September 11.