Just wanted to let everyone know that we’ll be hunkering down for Hurricane Ike. They’re evacuating some of the surrounding areas and most of Galveston, the island to our south. We’re close enough to Houston city limits that we aren’t in the mandatory evacuation area and they’re telling most people to “shelter in place.” We’ve got a propane grill, peanut butter, a couple of cases of water and all that good stuff, so we feel pretty confident we’ll make it through ok. We do however live in a first floor apartment, so we’re a little concerned about the water. But I’ll be keeping an eye on it and making a judgement call on that as we go. This area isn’t prone to flooding, and hasn’t flooded before in big storms, but you never can tell. We’re also concerned about the new house since it’s surrounded by large trees and our home owners insurrance hasn’t kicked in a won’t because they don’t sell or activate new policies when there’s a potential danger in the gulf. Isn’t that awesome.

Anyways, just wanted to say that we’ll be here, in the thick of it, so be thinking about us. And if you don’t hear from me for a week or two, that’s probably because I won’t have any power.

See ya on the other side.