I am so glad I am not in Galveston tonight. I have a story about Galveston but I can not tell it now. Having just gone through a direct hit by Gustav I find that I can not look away while this is going on but I want to. I will probably get drunk tonight trying to escape and that won't work either.
We are experiencing high winds and rain here in Bayou Blue so we are part of it. Trees stressed by Gustav are giving it up so it is not a good idea to stand under or downwind from one. The tree I live under had to be decapitated today. It still lives but for how long I don't know. It is probably about 70 years old and so am I.
My favorite niece is in direct line of this storm so I am especially concerned.
For those of you who think that it is stupid to stay just be aware that not all poor people are stupid. They just can not leave. Some older people just no longer wish to fight it anymore. I fall in that category.
If you are on tonight go here: http://www.khou.com/video/?nvid=178826&live=yes&noad=yes
I am in my old (1951) Greyhound Bus and it feels like its going down the road.