Well, all our preparations are complete. Our windows are taped – boarding them was not a realistic possibility, as the exposed windows are all both very large and very high above ground level – and there’s plenty of water (bathtubs and bottled) and food. Work due today is all completed, too, so it’s down to a few random tasks like laundry and waiting it out.
Many people in Houston, as you might expect, are completely out of their minds right now. Most are fairly together, but it only takes a few people talking to themselves and (literally) throwing things around a grocery store or crashing shopping carts into parked cars to make everything seem chaotic and unhinged. Fortunately, we don’t have any more running around to do, so we can avoid the insanity now.
I will start live-blogging whenever things start to get interesting (i.e., at least noticeable wind or rain in this part of town). Expect that to be around 5 or 6, give or take.