Waiting for RitaWent 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.