Thursday, September 11, 2008


Normally, I'd post something about 9/11 right now. Unfortunately, all I can do is think about the fact that a huge hurricane is bearing down on my folks.

I remember Hurricane Alicia; I was in high school when it hit. We had some flooding in my area, but most importantly, we lost power for over a week. Those of you who have ever experienced a Houston summer will know just how miserable life without air conditioning can be. Not to mention eating out of cans and cooking everything over sterno.

So I'm a little worried. My folks live in a different part of town than where I grew up. There probably won't be any flooding. But they have lots of huge trees and I'm worried about the wind. Plus, there are the tornados.

Add on to this the fact that I'm naturally a worrier, and it's a recipe for a very bad Friday and Saturday.

Anyway, I'll deal. But if you want to think some good thoughts for my folks, my friends, and the various bloggers down in Houston, it would be appreciated.


Lee said...

Eek! I didn't know your 'rents lived there! I hope they'll be alright!

Becky said...

We got power again on Sunday around noon (SO lucky, because most of our neighbors don't still), and finally got cable/internet on Monday.

Went through Montrose, Heights, West U, River Oaks (mainly trying to find an open grocery store)--can't believe how many trees are down. Some neighborhoods in the suburbs fared much worse.

SO grateful for cool front that came in--it made a huge difference.

Are your parents and their home okay?