Just went out for a walk. The sky is blue with a few intermittent white clouds and a cool breeze has replaced the 100 degree eerily still air.
EVERYTHING is closed. A few stragglers are pulling up to Kroger’s and the gas stations and pulling away in disbelief. One guy even thought the 24-hour Fitness would be open! We got a chuckle out of that.
The streets are practically bare and it’s rush hour. We walked past many taped windows and overflowing garbage dumpsters (Thursday is trash pick up day in this neighborhood). If people have stayed, they are staying indoors and it’s a shame. It’s a beautiful day… so far.
We don’t anticipate any rain until late this afternoon. The “eye” of Rita is expected to go east of us, sparing us the highest winds, so now we are hoping for the best — not losing power.
Rain, however, is another story… Rita is slowing down and Allison did that as well. Still, we did not flood then, but we may not be able to get out of the neighborhood quickly if we get a lot of rain.
That’s the update for now. I will try to update later this afternoon if I get the chance.