Eff You, Hurricanes! *Updated Again*

As I type this, Hurricane Gustav is bearing down on the southern United States.  It has increased to a category 4, and that means business.  Being from East Texas, I have seen my share of hurricanes.  I can remember being a small child and waiting out Alicia in ’82.  I lived in Lousiana when Katrina and Rita hit.  Rita hit our area pretty directly, but we were lucky enough to have prepared well, it was just very frightening during the storm and then miserably hot and boring after the storm passed.

Now, with Gustav coming, I am way up north, in Indiana, while most of my loved ones are down there.  My grandparents live near Galveston, most of my family lives near Houston and Beaumont, and my BFF, Honeywine, her family, and other family friends live in west central Louisiana.  Honey’s husband has been called up by the National Guard to go to New Orleans.

I am so worried right now, and I feel helpless being so far away from everyone.  All I can do is wait, wait, wait, and hope everyone makes it through okay.


**I got a surprise phone call from Honeywine tonight at 8:45.  She gave up and went over to her mom’s house, and is now there with Mom, Dave, Tina, and Will (and Pascal).  Their electricity went out at about 8 or so, and she said that a piece of her roof had blown off, but she assured me that wasn’t such a big deal.  They are bored, but they’re okay right now.  She said that the worst was supposed to hit them around midnight.  Again, eff you, hurricanes, why do you always gotta come in the middle of the night?  It’s scary.  Honey told me she’d try to call me in the morning and let me know everyone is okay.  That’s if the phones work.  Keep your fingers crossed, kids.

***Talked to Honeywine again last night.  Everyone made it through the night okay, but they don’t know when they will have electricity again.  My family in Texas weren’t really effected by the storm too much.  Thanks for your well wishes for everyone.

6 Responses to “Eff You, Hurricanes! *Updated Again*”

  1. 1 Becky August 31, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I’m scared, too. Sending all good vibrations down south.

  2. 2 honeywine September 1, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Relax babe. We’re good. Flooding is going to be the biggest problem. And, hey, it’s down to a Cat 2! Yay! During Rita, Mom had telephone and water. So I figure I’ll call and bug you to death once the electric is out! 🙂 Until then, I still have to shave the dog and do the dishes. Do me a favor? M. had his pic taken by Army Life magazine, and they told him it would be on their website in a couple of days. Chances are we won’t have electricity then! Could you keep an eye out and save me a copy? Thank you. 🙂 Don’t worry, I’ll call soon. I’ve just been working and now I have to catch up with stuff I didn’t do to prepare. We love you. And, M. went “aawww” when I told him you were worried about him. 🙂

  3. 3 Penelope September 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Sending heaps of love from over here!

  4. 4 gingermagnolia September 1, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Becky – Thanks! I’m somewhat relieved that it’s weakened overnight, by the time it reaches my peeps it shouldn’t be too bad.

    Honey – You just don’t know the grief you have caused me! 😛 I’ll check the Army Life thing…er, if I remember…I’ve been doing homework all weekend.

    Penelope – Thanks, babe!

  5. 5 gingermagnolia September 1, 2008 at 11:15 am

    HONEYWINE – I need an exact address or something more than Army Life magazine…I’m pretty sure what’s coming up in the search isn’t what he was talking about.

  6. 6 DutchBitch September 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Awww Hon, I hope everyone gets thru ok… Muah!

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