Ike has passed and we are well. Lots of rain and wind, but nothing crazy. We are 'hunkered down' with our evacuees (John's parents), reading, playing, crafting and having a touch of a stomach bug. My parents and John's mom are all still in Houston without electricity, but thankfully safe and dry. We are still awaiting a verdict on my dad's house. They live on the Gulf bay and were expecting storm surges of 25 ft! Rumor has it that all is well, but they haven't been able to get back into the area because of major flooding.
Here are a list of my favorite technical hurricane terms that have emerged this time around:
cone of uncertainty
hunker down (way cooler than 'shelter in place')
cat 2 (category 2 for all of you outside of the 'cone of uncertainty')
These terms have given us lots of laughs. As did the person dressed in a bear costume on the sea wall in Galveston.
So yes, there have been laughs, but worry also as most of our families live near I-45 and close to the coast. We are beyond thankful that they are safe.