Standing By in HoustonIt's raining here and gray. All the stores are closed. Not much to do.
I am anxious to get back to my house but I think the power is still out down there.
We have supplies and electricity here so I might as well wait.
I heard a phone interview with a man who spent last night "hunkered down" in the fire station a few blocks from my house. They were still without power.
My test is to see if my answering machine picks up - if it does, then the power is on.
So far no answer.
In the meantime there is not much to do...
I guess this is what "hunker down" means. That was the word of the day for yesterday. I think it was repeated by every reporter on every tv channel at least 100 times. I think the word for today is "dodged a bullet" - if I had a nickel for every time...
Hunker down, dudes!