She’s here! Rita’s here! Conroe is on the red line
(I-45) that goes north out of Houston a county above Houston. Look at all
that wind and water! Or as we Cajuns say, "Look at all dat winn'n'wadder!"
We went outside before it
started raining at 6pm! The boys and Sophia loved the wind. You could
feel the pressure dropping! It was so cool! It was also a bit unsettling. It was scary quiet. That’s the errie calm before a huge storm.
Galveston and Houston were
evacuated. The news guy who is standing in Galveston talking about the
forced evacuation of Galveston has a stretch limousine pass him and he turns
and says, "What on earth?" Welcome to Texas during a hurricane!
My family is sleeping in
the den as we wait for the power to go out! News says that Rita is gonna
stall over North Houston (hey that's us!) and dump water (10-20inches). We
are still are projected to get hurricane force winds! ACK!
No, I haven't
stepped outside during the nasty storm and winds…. I'm half way tempted to
just for a minute. I did that at LSU during Hurricane Andrew (Category 5 -
175 mph!) hit while Amy and I were there. I stood outside Kirby Smith dorm
and said to the sky, "This is Category 5? Bah! I laugh at you!"
But, I'm trying to live
responsibly under my newly adopted WWTD-rule. "What would Todd
WOOOHOOOO! The lights just
blinked! Time to send while I can!