Friday, September 12, 2008
Yikes! It's Ike!
Ike's on his way. Chuck's on call (he serves on an Emergency Board for CenterPoint Energy) and will be gone until Sunday morning. So it's just me and Will and the menagerie of dogs and cats. We are as prepared as we can be. The latest report is that we can expect up to 80 mph winds in Cypress. And we could possibly lose power for several days. Schools are closed so we are home today and Ike is arriving tonite. Although, in Galveston he is already making his appearance.
So what am I doing today? Everything I can think of that uses electricity! I am doing laundry, running the dishwasher, surfing the computer, printing out ideas for my Silver Bella ATC swaps, updating my blog, watching the weather on tv.......and (don't tell Chuck this part) I cranked the AC down to a cool 66'. That's my idea of preparing for no electricity.
We have groceries, batteries, bags of ice, candles and my hormone pills. I should be good for a day or two. But when it starts getting hot in here and I can't turn the fan on... well, I just may show up at your house.
As I sit here and watch the tv reports....I am sending up prayers for safety for all those in Ike's path. But, really, if you are one of those idiots out there on the beach in Galveston right now watching the big waves, I don't think you stand a prayer's chance. You need a brain transplant.
Specifically, I am talking about the lady who just brought her children down to the seawall to show them the power of the ocean. Really lady? Oh, and she told the reporter she couldn't leave because she had dogs...and she would hate to come back and find her home gone. Okay.....do you see what I mean? Brain transplant.