The last hurricane to "hit" our area was 3 years ago, when Hubby Dear and I decided to evacuate and head north to his family's house in Dallas. It turns out that everyone else had the same idea, and we spent 10 hours in our car, hoping we wouldn't run out of gas. We left at 8 in the evening, hoping the usually 4 hours drive would be quick. At 6 a.m., we arrived tired, but relieved to be out of Houston. Of course, Hurricane Rita didn't actually hit us as was thought, so we evacuated for nothing.
We didn't evacuate for this one (it's only a tropical storm after all, not near as big a deal as Rita was) and so far, this tropical storm has been a dud. It's been raining, yes, but so far the wind is calm and we are content in our cozy little apartment.
Yesterday, of course, everyone was preparing for the worst, since Houston has had a few very damaging tropical storms and hurricanes in the past. The Medical Center here is practically shut down, and all outpatient appointments have been canceled. I bet they will all feel pretty silly tomorrow when not much damage has been reported. I'm not complaining, though, since it's been really nice to have the day off to relax and clean my bathroom!
So anyway, for those wondering, we are doing fine here. It's a blessing that the storm is not threatening us at all, and I have the day off!
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