Well, we're battening down the hatches and staying put for Ike. We didn't leave when Rita came either. I feel safer here than out on the road with all those panicky people. My office is going to be closed tomorrow and so is Michael's work. We both left early today, too. Doesn't mean I won't be working tomorrow, though. It's budget season and there is a lot of work to be done so any spare time I have tomorrow I'm going to try to get some work done so it isn't too terribly piled up on me Monday when we go back to the office.
Our neighbors are all staying, too so if we're all out of electricity we'll be having post Hurricane Ike block parties to grill all the meat in our freezers so it doesn't ruin! Ha ha! We use any excuse for a block party on our street. I think this year we're going to have a Halloween block party, too instead of going around trick-or-treating. Nearly every house on our street has little kids so if they are all out trick-or-treating no one will be home anyway - so this way we'll all be able to dress up and have fun together. We'll still have plenty of candy for all the kiddos and lots of games and such, too!
Tonight Michael, Emma, and I are just chillin and watching movies. Michael did the yard and then we brought in all the outside stuff into the garage so there was as little as possible to fly around if we have a lot of wind - got the kitchen cleaned up after dinner and the house picked up and have been chillin in the living room ever since. Emma is so sleepy, but she is fighting sleep. You can see how heavy her eye lids are so she may not last too much longer! Think I might see if she is about ready to lay down. She'll be able to sleep late in the morning since we won't be leaving at 6:30 tomorrow!