Weathering Ike

Here in Balch Springs, TX as of 9:45 a.m. Saturday, we're doing fine.  Because of the panic the media is largely creating about gasoline, I went and gassed up my Armada and Kari's Suburban.  Did I face long lines and shortages and $5 prices?  No.  I pulled up to the station off I-20 and Seagoville Road, got out, and filled up.  The price: $3.65. 

My youngest and I then went to Wal-Mart to get a few things for Chili for dinner tonight.  Funny, I used to work at Wendy's in Montgomery, AL 20 years ago and when I posted on Twitter that gas was fine here, an old co-worker let me know they are out of gas there and the price is up to $5.  OUCH!  But so cool that thanks to FaceBook and Twitter, I'm still in touch with good people like that. 

We then went to the donut shop for the seven kids to feast off of.  And then we went across to McDonald's in Mesquite to get Kari her Sugar Free Vanilla Iced Coffee she likes so much.  If you're on Twitter, you might send @pocahontis a note and ask her how we've been saving money by making our own with a gadget that I bought at Borders, of all places. 

It's gotten windy here in the past half hour or so, but it's nothing like what hit the coast. 

I'm amazed at how many people didn't flee this storm.  Hopefully, their wisdom will have exceeded their ignorance.  Please pray for all who didn't leave, and for those who did.  The media is hyping that it could be two to four months before some have electricty again.  Let's hope that that is indeed not the case and it's all on much sooner than that. 

Please share your stories here.  And when I mentioned to the world on Twitter today that I love my bride, many of you said your bride was your best friend, too.  Please share why.  I think since many of us are trapped inside this weekend, it would make good use of the time to express something as important.

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