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Everyone I've talked to is staying in their homes and they aren't calling for an evacuation of our area so we're staying too. The only thing on my mind today - get ready. Ike is definitely on its way here. I got the last of our supplies this morning (geez the grocery store was packed!!) and I've been getting things ready around the house. My parents and brothers will come over to our place because we're further north than they are. Mr. Z will get home at any minute now and will take care of the outside stuff. Since the hurricane will make landfall around midnight tomorrow, we're kind of expecting to spend the night in our master bathroom/walk-in closet (the safest place of our house) - who knows. Anyway... I hope everyone will be ok. Please keep us in your thoughts. I may be twittering a bit during this whole thing.

Here's what today looks like. Calm before the storm.



See you on the other side!

28 comments:

  1. Where are you located? I'm in Round Rock, right outside of Austin, we are staying put, but I'm still nervous!
    Tisa

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  2. Tisa - We live in north Houston. I second being nervous. This will be my first hurricane experience so I'm not looking forward to it.

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  3. keeping you and all in ike's path in my thoughts and prayers!

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  4. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts!

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  5. hang tight!! i'll be sending a prayer your way! xx

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  6. We're in Montrose. Seems like this time people are actually paying attention to the instructions, and evacuating only when they're supposed to (either 1) you're in an area in the storm surge, 2) you're in an unsafe structure like a mobile home, or 3) you're physically fragile and might not be able to survive a power outage or a broken window). Should be entertaining overall; I've been through a few, and they weren't so bad -- mainly b/c my house is high up, and my old Ford seems perfectly capable of taking on a few inches of water and then having nothing to show for it but a bad smell. If your house is poorly located (like my brother-in-law, who lives on Brays Bayou), it might be a bit more unpleasant, though. Take care and stay dry and undamaged!

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  7. I hope everything is fine. I experienced typhoons but no hurricanes - gladly! I hope I never have to experience one!

    I lived on the 4th floor, then 12th floor, and then 18th floor. We had a lot or rain making it through the windows (and floor as well) and the feeling the building was shaking. The worst part was for those living in boats, so we were quite fine.

    I´ll keep you and those on Ike´s path in my thoughts!

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  8. Thanks everyone! :)

    D&B - We're in north Houston so I'm hoping we'll be ok. I'm glad that we don't have huge trees around either. This is our first hurricane experience (we left for Rita) so we're not sure what to expect. You stay safe and dry too!

    Billy - Oh I'd die if I was in a shaking building! That must have been awful. Our worst fear is wind damage and if there is any flooding in the streets.

    Keeping fingers crossed!

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  9. i hope you and yours stay dry and safe! i will be thinking about you and everyone else effected by ike.

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  10. sending good thoughts.
    sending good thoughts.
    am going to add you to my twitter...

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  11. you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. it's good you will be with family. keep safe and stay calm. i hope it passes with little force.
    xo

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  12. Hola Patricia. Visito a diario tu blog y he dejado alguna vez comentarios. Internet tiene esto, y mas aun el mundo de los blogs, cuando conoces a alguien aunque este lejos, cuando pasa algo pensas como estara? Viendo las noticias, ya con "Gustav", ahora con Ike, pense en toda la gente que conozco de los blogs. Espero que estes bien, vos y toda tu flia. MIs oraciones desde Argentina.

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  13. Hang tight. I'll be thinking of you.

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  14. Wishing you safety and a happy emergence on the other side.

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  15. I was just thinking of you as I saw the news about Ike. Sending good thoughts your way and for everyone in the area!

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  16. We're actually down south near Kemah but in a voluntary evacuation zone, so we're staying. We're all boarded up, and have our water and canned soup and coleman stove easily accessible! Good luck tomorrow!!

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  17. One good thing about this... I meeting some more of you! :) Sounds like we have enough people for a future "Houston area meet & greet".

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  18. wishing for you and your family to stay safe.

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  19. I'm sending positive vibes your way! Hopefully Ike completely misses you. (And everyone else for that matter!) Be safe.

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  20. I'm saying a prayer for you all to be safe. God Bless.
    Sara in Indiana

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  21. Greetings from L.A. - not known for hurricanes but we get our share of wildfires and earthquakes -- prayers for your protection and peace through the storm.

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  22. I hope everything will be ok. Nature sure is a powerful thing.

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  23. i'll be keeping you and everyone down there in my thoughts and prayers! take care!!!!

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  24. Thinking of you guys all the way from Cape Town, South Africa.

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  25. You are in our thoughts. The worst should be over by now and I am praying that all of you are safe. Hope to hear from you soon.

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  26. Hi Patricia, I hope you and your family are well and made it through victoriously!

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