So I mentioned that a couple weekends ago, MackenzieMom and I spent a fair bit of time monitoring Hurricane Gustav. It did not hit New Orleans directly, but it was close enough to create a significant risk of damage and to knock out the power for a few days. It seems like a good thing that people evacuated.
Well, it appears that Ike is heading directly toward my parents’ place in Texas. Of course, they’re far enough inland that it will have petered down to a nasty storm by the time it reaches them, but still. Unpleasant.