Friday, September 12, 2008

Update: 3:00

Man, this day is passing so slowly! I feel like I'm just waiting and waiting and nothing is happening. I'm watching the news from Galveston, which is just 30 miles away, but there's almost nothing happening here. A few gusts, and every once in a while, it blows for a few minutes.

I ended up making some salmon chowder, and we put some chili in the crockpot so it would cook for tonight's dinner. The chowder's ingredients were dictated by what was in the freezer and frig that could be used. After that, we did one more thing outside. We took down the line holding up our grapevine, so that if a tree limb falls on it, it won't destroy the columns on our patio.

Here's a picture I found from earlier in the day. It's of the Strand in Galveston Island in the historic district.
From Hurricane Ike

They just showed a new picture of the strand, and the water is halfway up the first floor. Wow, it's going to take them a long time to recover.

I have friends who live in Galveston and Kemah, so I hope they evacuated.

We just went for another walk because we had too much nervous energy. The winds picked up a bit and we felt the first drops of rain, but it quickly went away. We chatted with another neighbor. He was stir-crazy too, especially because his house was boarded up, so he couldn't see outside. We heard someone cutting plywood a few streets over. That's cutting it close, to be putting up plywood now.

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