Thursday, September 22, 2005

(Trying to) Get the Hell Out of Dodge

My son and his wife left Alvin to come to Beaumont to escape from Hurricane Rita at 8:00 p.m. tonight thinking they would miss most of the Galveston traffic trying to evacuate. I just spoke to him (3:00 a.m.) and they haven't even made it to Baytown which is thirty minutes from their house. When they do finally make it to Baytown, it's another hour drive to get here to Beaumont.

The latest on the storm says it has taken the northerly turn earlier then expected and Galveston is now the target. So, tomorrow, we might be evacuating from Beaumont with the rest of the family which will be bad since we've already been up all night.

So, if you don't hear from me until Sunday, don't be shocked. We'll probably be with relatives in Lafayette.

(By the way, since I started blogging in October of last year, I haven't missed a single day of posting something even if it was just a cartoon. I sure hate to break my streak. Stupid storm.)

10 comments:

Al said...

Get out, stay safe, holding good thoughts for ya

Ed Abbey said...

I'm glad to hear that you aren't going to try and ride it out. I don't know what I would do without my morning fix of Miss New Orleans. Stay safe and I'll read you on the other side.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

OMG Laurie I'm so glad you're leaving. My mom and brother are on their way here to Baton Rouge. My dad has to work. I'm freaking out.

Sophmom said...

Laurie, you should leave today. It looks to me that Friday will become problematic way before the eye of this bitch comes ashore. Be safe. You and yours are in our thoughts.

Indigo said...

You haven't missed a day? Wow! I miss a couple here and there, but try not to.

Stay safe!

Dr. Sauce said...

Wow, I was excited when I read that you were coming to Lafayette until I saw the next post. Looks like Rita might even clip us here in Lafayette anyway, and my mom doesn't want to evacuate. Glad you're safe.

ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

Take care!

Laurie said...

Al, Ed, Jen, Sophmom, Dr. Sauce, Ariadnek - Thanks everyone. Jen, take care, I hear Baton Rouge is getting some bad weather and same goes for you Dr. Sauce.

Jack said...

Laurie,
Congratulations on hardly missing a day. You are a blogger par excellence.

Laurie said...

Wang Chi - Thanks, dude.