September 12, 2008

Still not liking Ike.

I didn't update on Hurricane Ike yesterday, so here's the latest.

The hurricane's path has turned slightly north towards the Houston area. My hometown is an hour and a half south of Houston. This is good news for my immediate family, but with the very unpredictable nature of hurricanes, they are far from being out of the woods.

I said in my last post that my mom had already evacuated, but I had assumed wrong. She actually hadn't at that point. Yesterday she got her whole house boarded up and then decided to stay until this morning and reassess the situation. Let's just say that I hope her reassessment has her driving to San Antonio where she'll be much farther inland. As a matter of fact, I just read on CNN that those who decide to stay and stare down the storm are doing something similar to staring into the barrel of a gun.

Yikes. Mom, are you listening?

I spoke with both my dad and my aunt on Wednesday and figured out that my dad will be safe and taken care of through this. Good - one parent down, one to go.

Ike is expected to make landfall late tonight or early tomorrow and be at least a category 3 hurricane. You can bet money on the fact that I will be sleeping fitfully or not at all.

As always, thanks so much for your comments, thoughts, and prayers.

(image from here)


KJ Parisian said...

Galveston, oh Galveston

Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin'
I still see her dark eyes glowin'
She was 21 when I left Galveston

Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing
While I watch the cannons flashing
I clean my gun and dream of Galveston

I still see her standing by the water
Standing there lookin' out to sea
And is she waiting there for me?
On the beach where we used to run

Galveston, oh Galveston, I am so afraid of dying
Before I dry the tears she's crying
Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun
At Galveston, at Galveston

Glenn Campbell

JennB said...

Hugs!! I'll keep your mom in my prayers. Stinking hurricanes

ssinca said...

I hope everyone is safe. ;(

Amy said...

Yikes! That's scary. Hope your family is safe and sound.

Erika said...

*keeping fingers crossed*

hope the fam will be ok!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Eek. I was watching CNN last night too, still hoping good thoughts...

Nanette said...

Thinking lots of safe thoughts for your family!