Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Yikes

I just wanted to quickly blog and let all of you who are out of the proverbial loop that Hurricane Ike is coming to town. I have not been able to blog today b/c well, we've been sorta preparing for the storm. Everyone in the city (I think I am generalizing) was let out early from work and the streets were packed. We decided to go to the store and it was pandemonium. It was not nearly as bad as my Miami days, but, kooky nonetheless. The queuing systems are better here and the people are more calm and organized. We bought.....

  • water
  • batteries (C, AA, AAA, D, 9V)
  • a battery operated radio
  • canned foods (soup, beans, fruit, etc)
  • almonds, and other nuts
  • boxed milk
  • flashlights
  • candles
  • toilet paper
  • board games
  • matches
  • chips, cookies, bread, salsa, you know, essentials :)
  • diapers and wipees
  • new crayons, crafts, markers, and cardboard for the toddler without tv
  • martini fixins for the adults with a toddler without tv
  • fueled up the car
  • got cash (shhhh, don't tell anyone)
We will surely have power outtages and be without our beloved computer and possibly our cell phones due to busy towers and all of that. This will all begin tomorro win the early AM but we are already feeling it in teh air. Gasoline stations are out of gas, restaurants are closed (Old McDonalds as Athena calls it was closed), retail stores are closed, Home Depot, Lowe's, home away from home (yes, Target) is closed.

We are ready though. We have some pretty cool neighbors and we'll all just help where need be come Saturday. In the meantime, I made buttons for all of us to wear and they look like this....

Tina Turner


DANIELLE said...


Shan said...

be safe!

we'll be thinking of you!!

Wep said...

BE CAREFUL!!! Maegan said...

I hope you and your family and friends are all safe. Talk about survival mode! {the martini part sounds fun though :)}

however, the traffic and pandemonium sounds like an average day on the road in LA. lol.

Good Luck!

Aubrey said...

Hope you don't get beat down again Tina!! LOL
Stay safe sweetie and you will be in my prayers!

Carrie said...

How did I miss you live in Houston? My oldest sissy lives there. I talked to her this morning and she was doing laundry because "if we lose power, I want clean unders, okay?" She's so silly!

I'll be praying for you and your family and all the other families who are weathering the storm. I hope you don't go too crazy without the TV, but yes, the martinis will help!

Sarah Marie & Adam Robert said...

Stay Safe We Are Thinking Of You!

~Corey said...

I was just asking Danielle if she knew if you had evacuated. You are welcome to come stay here if things turn to shit there.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh safe!!! I'll be praying!

Jay said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your blog...gonna make it a regular stop...Thank you!! Im sitting inside Ike as I write!! If you are interested in swapping blogroll links, please let me know!

Becca said...

Hope you are hanging in there! My sis is in Houston too, so I have kept up with the storm. They are all ok but out of power (of course!).

Hope things get cleaned up quickly!


A* said...

Thinking about you guys today! Hope you are all safe and sound. Keep us posted and enjoy them martinis! :)

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Heard from Danielle that you guys are ok. No power though. :( Hope you'll get the power back!

Carrie said...

Miss Bar-b--so good to hear from you! My sis is still in Houston. Haven't heard from her in a little while, but they are doing okay.

I don't have an email address for you to give you the juicy bits about the new couch. Send me one at oikology101 at gmail dot com and I will reply, m'kay??

Aubrey said...

I keep checking back in hopes that you would have let us know you made it through ok!! Still thinking of you!