Thursday, September 11, 2008

Here we go again....IKE

Yes, we are under a hurricane watch again. Right now, all the models have it coming straight at us. We are trying not to be a slave of the news media on this. We know the drill, so we watch the models here and just prepare appropriately. The hype can really freak you we're avoiding it as much as possible.

The biggest worry is getting Papa to the airport this morning. Harris County is discussing opening contra-flow lanes to assist with all of the areas that are under evacuation orders. The airport is along that evacuation route. So it may take extra time to get to the airport, and then I may be challenged in finding my way back from the airport.

So far, Henry's school has not called for any closing, neither has Harris County (the general Houston area). However, many of the school districts around have called for closings starting today. We're trying to keep our routines as normal as possible for right now. We went to the store last night and are covered as far as essentials. We have a plan of moving into our laundry room (middle of the house with no windows) if/when the storm hits. We have tons of water, food, batteries. We have a crank radio and the propane tanks are full.

We'll keep you posted on how this progresses. We have the attitude of plan for the worst and hope for the best. I am really hoping this is a scenario where all of our planning will be for naught.

1 comment:

  1. please be safe and let us know you are OK...