Lisa and Peter stopped by to visit me, Aunt Sharon, here aka Sharon ODonnell,in Beaverton, OR when they were here on a scheduled visit to see the Solar Eclipse. Unfortunately, their visit also coincided with Hurricane Harvey. So while they were visiting with me, Peter was on the phone talking and texting to neighbors and friends who were in and out of their home raising up bird cages, laptops, books, etc. (Lisa’s pet rats are missing, their cage floated up and they escaped. We are hoping they show up later, hungry but alive. A kindly neighbor moved Lisa’s car to another driveway, but it wasn’t enough. It has water in it now. Peter’s car was left at the Austin Airport where they flew out of so they will have wheels.
Per their mother, Tina Miller, my youngest sister, Lisa and Peter had rationed the BB&Y gift cards they got for their wedding, looking forward to getting something special for themselves. Now Lisa is hoping she can FIND the gift cards AND that they are still usable. They will come in handy when it comes time to replace all the appliances, bedding, etc. Think of your home. Everything from counter height down, soaking in water for a week or more.
The last word was that they have several offers to bunk with friends until their living situation can be resolved. Peter can work remotely, he has just gotten a 6 month extension on his 2 year post Doctorate Position at Rice University so they will be staying at least until January. But they will need to recreate all the necessities of living. If you can help please donate to the Peter and Lisa Recovery Effort. The funds raised will go towards replacing their electronics, furniture that has been ruined and clothes. These funds will be given/turned over directly to Lisa and Peter. We wish them well and hope for their future
This is a photo that has gone viral...NO, it's not Lisa but this is the exit they take to their home.
- Jeff Parsons
- Tamara M
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