Friday, September 12, 2008

Hello Ike!

It looks like we may be getting a bit of rain and wind in the next 24 hours or so. Please keep the Texas Gulf Coast in your prayers. This is a pretty serious storm, one the likes that I have yet to "weather" since moving to Houston 20 years ago. Alicia hit 25 years ago, and I was still a Yankee.

I don't normally get worried about storms, rather, I try to enjoy them, but the idea of winds hitting 85 - 110 miles an hour is a tad unnerving. Exactly how does one secure a trampoline anyway?

I expect we will lose power for a few days if not more. If that is the case, we will probably head out on our family retreat a few days early. We are scheduled to head to Colorado next Friday. We may get a bit of a head start on that!

I pray that all of my friends are safe and that the only damage that happens is directed at the abortion facilities (just the building, not the people) in Houston, especially the largest one that is currently being "renovated".


Barbara said...

Karen, we had a trampoline for Rita, and the truth is we dismantled it. Anything that has the possibility of becoming airborne (other than the playground equipment which was assembled piece by piece in our back yard) has been taken down and put away in the garage.

Laura The Crazy Mama said...


No, really, RUN awayyyyy!

(and take down the tramp while you're at it...I'll know you didn't if it comes rolling into my yard next week...on second thought, my kids always beg for a trampoline...)