Well anothe hurricane just hit category 5 and is expecting to make landfall in TX. Rita, you bitch! All of the phone lines to the Houston area codes are jammed. Luckily I got a hold of my daughter earlier. She and her brother are on their way out of town to here. Roomie is on his way back and he called from his cell saying traffic is horrendous. This one looks as bad as Katrina. The fortunate thing is Houston and the gulf areas unlike NOLA are not below seal level and dependent on levees. Also, City of Houston is providing transportation to those who don't have it. An expensive proposition but doable there. It's expected to hit late friday or early saturday. You can imagine I am worried about my kids and yes even my ex who lives out there. Daughter told me he is gonna be evacing tonight to Bryan-College Station where his wife has family. I've been cussing at this storm all week. Roomie is pissed because he feels like he's been driving all week. Reports around here indicate there isn't an empty hotel/motel room in all of the Austin area, and the situation is the same from San Antonio to Dallas. We're taking this one very seriously here. We will catch some of this in Austin, expecting LOTS of rain(which we need.).