Just a quick update today on our plans for Hurricane Gustav. We have booked some hotel rooms a couple of hours away just in case we need a place to go. We probably won't make the final decision until tomorrow. Tonight my sister's family is coming from Louisiana to stay with us, and then we will evacuate together if we need to. Most of the weather reports today show the hurricane hitting some part of Louisiana, but it is still a possibility it could move into Texas. Either way we are hoping and praying for everyone's safety!
It's funny how we talk about the calm before the storm. It's true in a way. If I were outside right now things would appear pretty normal. It's a hot, humid August day with no rain clouds in sight. I'm about to bake some brownies to take to a cookout we're going to this afternoon with some friends. Last night we went to a high school football game. Pretty normal activity for a Labor Day weekend, but I wouldn't quite call it calm. It's a mixture of regular life and preparing for a disaster all at the same time.
By tonight our house will be a shelter. By tomorrow night the windows may be boarded up and we may be driving west. We're glad we will be with family in the coming days.