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Hurricane Ike

Even though we live three or four hours from the coast, the hurricanes that hit the gulf have some impact on Austin. The schools in our district are closing two hours early tomorrow, and the grocery stores have been packed today. Everyone is stocking up and getting ready. I'm going out to lunch with friends tomorrow--and am not too worried. But I've got all kinds of food and necessities, just in case. The kids are psyched that they get to have their Friday weekend fun start a bit early. I'm not expecting things to go badly from Hurricane Ike, but if so, we'll be ready. Keep your fingers crossed! Christopher thought it would be interesting if there was also a Hurricane Mike, so it could be Mike & Ike. Edited to add: I just uploaded this picture of the roses I bought for myself at HEB for $10. I didn't want to make a new post just for that.

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Jess said…
I am hoping that the weather doesn't get too bad....

that's funny about "mike and ike" :)
Bobbi said…
We'll be thinking of you.
Robin said…
I love that...Hurricanes Mike & Ike! :)

I'm not worried, either. I've lived in Austin for how long without memories of a catastrophic hurricane? Let's see...28 years? I just happened to stock up on bottled water the other day without any thought of this weekend's weather and I am just glad that we do have some food storage. It might not be tasty, but we're prepared!
Sierra said…
I was lucky enough to go to the store yesterday and fight the horrible crowds, and during check out have Hannah start throwing up all over me with about 20 people in line behind me. It was wonderful. Then we headed over to wait in lines to get gas. Then my dad called and made us come up and fight the traffic, so I'm hoping Austin doesn't get much.
Kelly said…
So far, the day has been great in Austin. We actually had friends over swimming and hanging out by the pool in the sunshine from 3 until 7, and I made a quick meal for us. It's hard to believe we such a massive storm is heading inland. Things on the coast are looking scary, and I cannot imagine what is going through the minds of those who are planning to ride the storm out, and "hunker down."

Stake youth events are canceled tomorrow and the UT football game was canceled too. Austin is opening up our public schools to allow for places of refuge for those coming in from Houston and Galveston areas. It looks like it's going to be a massive hurricane.

We seem to be just fine in Austin, fortunately. Cross your fingers, say your prayers, etc., for those on the gulf coast tonight.
Kelly said…
Ike hit the coast about eight hours ago and this morning in Austin is lovely, clear skies, not even a gust of wind in the trees. The winds have headed more northward, so it looks good here. I'm grateful.
Amanda said…
I went to HEB yesterday around noon and it was packed! I could not figure it out and not until right now has it made sense to me! It's good to have that cleared up. It's also good that not only was our weather not bad, it was actually good! it was nice to have a slight break from the heat.
Kellie said…
It's good to buy yourself flowers once in a while... I can see you at HEB picking out your favorite bouquet while every else rushes about in the frenzy to prepare for Ike. :)

It's so good to see your blog again. I love the new kitchenaid and only wish that I had an older one with less umph in it so I could replace my sturdy white one. Ah well.

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