Thursday, September 22, 2005

Waiting for Rita

Went for a walk this morning along Westheimer just west of the Galleria. It looks like a Saturday morning. Furniture and fashion stores were closed - some boarded up - but restaurants and other stores were open. A CVS pharmacy was closed but a block away a Walgreen's was open and the parking lot full.
I walked past a tire store with mechanics. That was a busy place. There were dozens of people milling around in the lobby. I saw a lady holding two little dogs, a man stnding with two little kids at his side. In the parking lot there were many vehicles fully packed with luggage on their roof. I could only think how stressed thoser people must be. What a time for the car to die!

I only walked a mile or so because it is very warm outside. The sky is clear blue, not a hint of a breeze and it's already 90 degrees out. It's supposed to get to 99 today.

Lastly, while there is some trepidation about staying in Houston, I am also very relieved that I am not still stuck in traffic as millions of others are.
It's still more than twenty-four hours before Rita arrives.


At 9/22/2005 02:49:00 PM, Anonymous Cristobal said...

Fox News just provided a friendly reminder to all potential looters that according to Texas law

A) People are allowed to use DEADLY force against intruders to protect their homes and businesses. And

B) Texan homeowner/gunowners have an OBLIGATION to protect the neighborhood in case the police are unable to fulfill their duties due to catastrophes, insurrections etc.

So listen Bob, a few pairs of new Nikes aren't worth it. At least not without a bulletproof vest.

At 9/22/2005 04:07:00 PM, Blogger Prospector said...

We'll take that under advisement. I guess we're going to have to loot for guns first - to defend ourselves.

Forget the nikes, by the way, my survival instincts tell me to go for the flat screen tv's.


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