Hurricane Ike was our first. We were really lucky damage wise. There were some leaks in the ceiling, nothing major. The fence is our biggest issue. We were very lucky compared to a lot in our neighborhood. They had trees fall on roofs and cars. If only one had fallen on my car! The fence fell, which was no suprise. We were planning on replacing it anyway because it was old. It fell on our pool fence and bent the metal poles, so we took it down. The black mesh against the fence is our pool fence. Now we just have to make sure the dogs don't terrorize the neighbors any more than usual:)
Ike did a lot of damage to Houston. As soon as Ike past we went to San Antonio. We were without power for 10 days. We are finally getting our lives back on track, the kids are back in school and soccer is back on this week.