Hurricane Ike is heading toward Texas, but I stayed home.
The outer bands were causing mini-squalls, so I felt it was dangerous to drive to work with debris from Gustav flying around (no, it hasn't been picked up yet) and street flooding (no, the pumps are not at 100% yet, ever since the Katrina).
So, far I haven't lost electricity, like a friend in another neighborhood, so I can still check on the internet.
It's a bit cooler due to the winds.
I am trying to finish my book group read, Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan for Wednesday. Losing a week for the Gustav evacuation really messed up my reading schedule. I am only on fish 2 but it's interesting.
I am also trying to work on some knitting to calm my nerves. Ike could flood the Houston area, where I have friends and relatives. Plus, I have other friends in the Dallas areas, where there could be flash floods or tornadoes. Bleh.
Right now, a couple of levees are overtopped or broken in Terrebonne Parish, south of New Orleans, that was really hit with Gustav a few days ago. Pobresitos.