I've been watching, off and on today, the latest predictions/projections/etc., of the various satellite views of Gustav and Hanna. It's really kind of interesting, particularly if you don't live on the Gulf Coast (which I do ... well, 50 or so miles inland from same!).
I projected just a couple of days ago ... a personal prediction, only, because I could by no means be considered a meteorologist ... that Gustav would hit the upper Texas coast.
I am not 'running scared' here and, to tell you the truth, I am going more by 'gut' feelings than anything scientific ... ... at the same time, I am telling you that I am now 'storing up' ice and will be going out later -- as soon as I finish this post -- to pick up some more cold stuff and maybe a can or two of 'other' stuff that can simply be opened with a can opener and then ingested (requiring no electrical elements to cook/heat/reheat).
I have no intention whatsoEVer to evacuate. In fact, tomorrow afternoon (after my bridge date), I intend to fill my gas tank and then head on down to Pearland to enjoy some food and visit with one of my very dearest friends.
Just checked back with various sites, and it looks like my 'gut' might have been correct. Well, forewarned is forearmed, right?
I will have kept my cell phone charged, so those of you who have my number should be able to reach me.
Later this evening, or sometime tomorrow, I will probably do a post to actually be published on Labor Day. It'll be a good one, I think, and will have to do with taxicab-driving.
Please pardon my 'scatteredness' in this post. I really DO need to get out of here and grab up some of Randall's cookies to take down to Pearland tomorrow! Luv all y'all, OK?