Okay, now to get serious. I know many of you will be alarmed and some even worried. Ike is definitely nothing to play with. I have shut off my alerts, because I feel fairly certain we will be without electricity for a week or longer.
Guido has an entry on Ike. This area will probably see something with Ike they didn't see with Rita: significant storm surge. Rita was supposed to have one. But they way she came in at the last minute weaker, the surge was not what was predicted. If I lived South of IH-10 I'd quite likely leave. But I am North of it. 35 miles. We are at 115 feet above sea level. We are on the side of a hill. Even rain water never stands here. In our county, there is no better place to be water wise.
We will be in our bunker tonight when Ike comes in. In the ground is the safest place to be in a tornado. We have an escape hatch other than the door. We have supplies and are ready to live like at deer camp for as long as the electricity is out. We have a better generator than before Rita.
Remember, no news from me for a while only means I don't have electricity or phone service. It took a month to get both back after Rita. The blessing of living in the pines. :op I will post just as soon as possible from home or work.
Please pray or send out good vibes for all of Texas. But don't WORRY. God says to worry about nothing. I'll miss you all very much.