We are all hunkering down and praying that Hurricane Ike will weaken in the gulf and pass us all quickly with little to no destruction. We are in the NW part of Houston and shouldn't experience too much other than high winds and some power outages. We have stocked up on water, propane, flash lights, food, ice, etc. and are feeling prepared to "rough it" for a couple of days if we have to. If the power outages last longer, we'll go and stay with friends.
Most of Chris's family is from Galveston Island so we're praying for their safety and the safety of their homes. His Memaw & Pepaw live just a couple of blocks from the beach, behind the Seawall on the east end of Galveston. They have decided to stay and wait it out. This makes us nervous but all we can do is to pray and wait.