At least not at our local Wal-Mart. I couldn't believe the people at the store yesterday. We went to the store yesterday & it felt like people were getting ready for the end of the world. I know there is a bad storm coming; I know we could lose electricity for a few days, but I really think a lot of people have blown this out of proportion. Especially on this side of town. I think we live far enough north of the coast that our home will be safe and so will we. I can deal w/out electricity for a couple of days...it will be hot and heck, but we'll manage! We did get some water & flashlights & non-perishables yesterday in case it does go out. And charcoal...if it goes out the frozen meat in the freezer is going on the pit!! I don't want to leave my home, though. We don't have to fight the throngs of people evacuating when we have a perfectly save place to stay right here.
The Houston Chronicle has started another blog...this one for Rita. I looked yesterday for it, but must have overlooked it or just looked before they started it. Our neighbors all seem to be pretty calm about it, too. Now, those living below I-10 shouldn't be so calm I know. My niece and her family live in South Houston & I haven't heard from them yet, but I am assuming they are coming up here to this side of town to stay w/ my sister...or they might all be heading out of Houston to East Texas for the weekend. I think the traffic going up there is going to be too, too bad, though. We should know something more definite by tomorrow. Our guys offshore have already evacuated...they started/finished yesterday I believe. I'll have to check in later for the latest storm report from out there.
Aside from Rita we (our family) has other worries today. Today is mother's next test. They are supposed to be there around 10:30 I think...I told daddy to call me when they leave the house so that I can meet them there. We are supposed to be able to know something right after...I hope so. There are so many possibilities of what it could be & that's what I am trying to concentrate on & telling everyone else, too. Whatever it is we're going to be able to deal with it and be alright...I know! I talked to mother several times yesterday...she sounded more tired than anything. I think the not knowing is the hardest part...I'm so glad the doctor moved the appointment up a day. One day can seem like an eternity when you're waiting to hear about something like this. These last couple of days have also given everyone time to prepare to hear whatever the doctor says, too I think. There are five kids in my family & five completely different individuals. We all deal with things in our own way. None of us really talk to one another about stuff like this, though...that's one thing I wish we could change. I think some times there are things that are just better dealt with if you have someone to talk to who is going through the same thing with you. But you know...I am getting ahead of myself...like I said, it may not be anything that we have to "deal with". It could be something totally harmless.
On that note I am going to end that topic and move over to post on Jeans - it needs an update!