Friday, September 12, 2008


Ehem. So, as some of you may be aware, a big ass hurricane named Ike is currently barreling his way across the Gulf and has decided that Galveston Bay looks like a pretty nice place to come ashore. So posting over the next few days (except for tomorrow's previously written/scheduled spinning post) will be nil, given that 100 mph winds and consistent electrical service are pretty much "Matter, meet Antimatter - Kablooey!" Hopefully there will be much knitting, but the girls may not be so keen on Mama huddled in the corner knitting by the light of her headlamp while the roof flies off (Mom, I'm kidding!) (At least I'm kidding about the roof)

In fact, this morning on the way to daycare, I had the following conversation with Devil:

D: Mommy, is the storm going to come visit Daddy's office? (Ironman's place of employment closed down yesterday afternoon in anticipation of Big Ike, so he worked from home today)

P: Yes baby.

D: Mommy, is the storm going to blow our house down?

P: No sweetie it's not. But it is going to get really windy and rainy for a while.

D: (silence. Clearly she's not convinced about the house not blowing down.)

P: Besides, if it looks like it's going to be really bad, we'll leave.

D: (Considering the consequences of leaving, not realizing that we would not be bringing all of her books plus the Dora Princess adventure DVD) Um, OK.

And that was it. Here's to hoping she continues through the next 48 hours with as much equanimity. Keep your fingers crossed that Ike suddenly springs a leak or hits a patch of Artic air or something and that we all make it through in one piece.

(And if I could arrange to guarantee that my roof would survive in one piece too, that would be great).

See you on the other side.


EliCa said...

See ya on the other side, homey!
Oh and I will asume you got some plywood, and that is why you didnt make it to KnitNight.

Doc Jen said...

Hang on there. Sara and I will think heavily "rooted" thoughts you were. By the way, missed you at Big Shoulder's. Did S tell you about the t-shirts?

Doc Jen

Doc Jen said...

Okay . . . let's try that again. Insert "heavily rooted thoughts your way" for that mess in the last comment. Yikes! My typing skills are decreasing by the minute.



aquaphilic said...

Yep, what doc jen said. I am wishing you just rain and a little wind without the damage and scary stuff. We did miss you at Big Sholder's but I think I've said that about, oh, 7 or 8 times already.

Big hugs to ironman, the rugrats and yourself. stay safe and i'll try to commune with the weather gods about being really, really nice to you. (they don't listen much, you know how fickle they are!)