21.9.05

Safe for now

Howdy ya'll. We made it to the in-law's at about 1 PM today. As I watched the 5 o'clock news with Lynda and Dan the Man, boy was I glad we left when we did. The traffic out of Houston is unreal. I talked to my sis about half an hour ago and she was barely leaving.

Watching the news, I can finally identify with the people who were affected by Katrina. As I sat in front of the television grading the work of my students, I said a prayer for each one. I hope Edgar gets back to Stinkydena and finds his home still standing. I hope Justin and his family made a last minute decision to actually leave and I hope Britanie didn't freak out too bad. I turned my bag inside out looking for the yellow sheet of paper that had the phone numbers for my collegues. I'm wondering if Linda is going to Brownsville and if Lalis might be headed to Valle Hermoso.

It all seems surreal. Dan the Man is worried about his car and the television and I'm thinking I should have taken down that picture of my dad in the hallway. I keep hoping Rita goes west just a little more. But I guess only time will tell. Until then, I'm on the edge of my seat hoping to get a call from my sister letting me know she's finally made it to El Chuco and seeing on the news that Ragging Rita has calmed down and will hit King Ranch. A girl can only hope.

6 comments:

Gustavo said...

Hope all is well! I have my fingers crossed.

Daily Texican said...

hope it works out.

cindylu said...

I'm glad you and Dan the Man are safe. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope for the best. Cuidate.

Vanessa said...

Glad to hear you made it out of Houston and aren't stuck in traffic. I have friends in Corpus and just can't stop watching the news--just generally worried. Let's keep our fingers crossed...

Cracked Chancla said...

happy to know that you and dan the man are safe and sound. cuidate.

tumbleweed said...

I'm glad you're O.K. Keep us posted!