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Skyline - Houston, Texas

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Offline For Awhile

Some of you may have noted that a hurricane is threatening the Gulf Coast. We are wary and watching it closely. It promises to be a woolybooger. Gadfly and I may be offline a day or two.

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Blogger fjb said...

Take care you guys and hang on to your hats.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:40:00 AM

Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

There's a reason they're called "Her A Canes.":P

Ike? Against the likes of Gadfly? Wild Child?

Git out while yer ass is still in one piece, Ike!!!

I would look very suspiciously at times said characters got pissed off, and track subsequent Her A Cane activity.

Jist sayin'.......

Thursday, September 11, 2008 2:59:00 PM

WA: Thanks, fjb and Dan'l. We are hoping to. Last night The Wild Child and I shopped WalMart (NOT the Wallisville store) and stocked up on emergency supplies. My 7 story, brick apt bldg is kind of old but quite sturdily built with cinder block construction between each apt and enclosing stairwells ( a fire safety factor) It has weathered many storms. Wild Child and I planned to hunker down and ride out the storm. BUT younger daughter Jeannie has a pathological fear of storms and their accompanying tornadoes and is in full blown hysterical panic attack. So we might have to evacuate to haul her to safety. She could stay here with me but she has a Pit Bull dog and it is not allowed in here.
Hurricanes I can handle. One has plenty of advance warning about them and can make an informed decision to stay or flee. I am not pathologically afraid of tornadoes but I AM afraid of them because I am reasonably intelligent. They, like earthquakes and some other types of natural pehnomena , are sneak-attackers. Hurricanes and everyday thunderstorms tend to spawn tornadoes and that isn't fair. Jeannie is completely terrified of them.

When Hurricane Rita was predicted to hit here shortly after the Katrina tragedy, Gulf Coasters fled. Rita veered off and missed us but after the mass exodus and traffic gridlock from Hell. Jeannie fled all the way to Oklahoma - right into tornado alley! She thought she was safely away from the coast and didn't realize the dangers in Oklahoma. Her flight has become a family joke, recounted after every conversation about evacuation.

Perhaps Her-a-cane Gadfly and Wild Child will be merciful to Ike. But he'd better behave!!

Blogger Granny said...

We'll be thinking about all of you.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 6:48:00 PM

WA: Thank you Granny. At 11:00 PM tonight it looked like the storm was weakening somewhat. I hope it gets weaker, not regain strength.




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