I have to say that overall - it might actually be a good thing that Ike came through over night while we were without power. I know that might seem strange to you, but here's my reasoning... I think it would have been worse if John and I would have been able to see the looks on our faces.
I know I would have been more scared to know that my strong, tough, protective, and loving husband was scared. He is after all my safety net!