One Man's Eyes

I'm an early 30's engineer with delusions of adequacy. From here, I'll share my perspective, usually through words, sometimes through pictures, of the view of the world from one man's eyes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Running from Rita

Like many from the Houston area, news images of a Category 5 hurricane apparently barreling down upon us and planning to pass within 50 miles of my house sent me running. Unfortunately, "many" turned out to be 2.7 million of us all trying to leave over the same 24 hour window. I left home at 4am on Thursday and spent 15 hours alternating between 70mph freedom and 1/2mph hell to join my family in San Antonio.
Thankfully, I was able to conserve air conditioning and idling enough to make it without having to refuel. The lines at all the stations that I passed were crazy and would have meant at least another 2 hours more to my journey.
Along with many of our irreplaceable belongings, I was carrying my camera. I managed to get a few pictures of both the stop and the go that I faced along the way.

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Catching up with the World

Alright, I've finally gone and done it and gotten a blog. I'm unique and special, just like everyone else. I had to create and ID to post a comment elsewhere. So, since I had to create the ID anyway, I suppose I may as well use it.

Admittedly, I'm rather brain dead at this point trying to get the home and life back in order after fleeing from the storm that went elsewhere. I'm thankful that we didn't get hit here in Pearland, but it had been a pain getting all unpacked and de-stormifying the house. I can't really stay storm proofing since a serious hit probably would have taken the house down anyway.

Alright, I'm stopping now or I'll find myself still typing hours later and I'm not ready for that yet.