Thursday, September 11, 2008

Batten Down the Hatches!

They're coming.

No, no, they're staying put.

Nope, they're coming after all.

Now my in-laws are here, evacuees from Hurricane Ike. Hubby's mom, stepdad, two sisters and their families all live in a small town between Houston and Galveston. When mandatory evacuations were announced by zip code, their town was high on the list. Until it became mandatory, the parentals were staying put: my mother-in-law has been having back problems, and a long car ride didn't sound like a lot of fun.

Fortunately, they left mid-morning today, and although the traffic was heavy, it wasn't slow. They arrived in just over four hours, which is just a little longer than the usual drive. We went to a yummy dinner and wound down watching hurricane coverage. No shortage of that in Texas tonight!

We've gotten our groceries (no bottled water, though) and are ready to hunker down and watch the weather for the next couple of days. Hubby's two sisters are bunking with friends in other places, so they're safe, although their husbands stayed behind. They are manly men and must battle the storm, doncha know.

Ah, family.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

What's the update on their town (won't mention specifics here)?