Bracing for Rita

Hurricane Rita is headed for the Texas coast, and our state is in a bit of turmoil. People coming out of Houston last night took about 12 hours to get to our neck of the woods, rather than the usual 3, as mandatory evacuations started to go into effect in the region. Our local groceries are selling out of bottled water and flashlights, and friends’ houses are beginning to fill up with people who have left the coastal towns to be further inland.

For those who have expressed concern, we’re in a pretty good spot to ride it out. Our house is in one of the highest parts of San Marcos, so we should be safe from flooding, and we’re stocking up a bit on non-perishables, gas, etc. in case services get disrupted. We may be welcoming in friends of friends over the next couple of days as coastal populations move inland, but don’t expect things to get too wild. We’ll post further as events warrant.