Friday, September 12, 2008

Hell is Chrome

When the devil came
He was not red

He was chrome and he said

Come with me

You must go
So I went

Where everything was clean

So precise and towering

I was welcomed

With open arms

I received so much help in every way

I felt no fear

I felt no fear

As I said good bye to my house, Wilco was playing and I've had this song stuck in my head ever since. We're fine. We're in a small town called Bastrop, just outside of Austin. Luke is here, M is here and so I really don't care what happens to anything else. As we resume our constant watching of the Weather Channel, I try to read through the dramatic, Lord of the Rings type music and interpret what's really going on. Basically, it doesn't look too good. Here's the thing: Houston is very large. My house is technically in Houston, but we are only thirty minutes away from Galveston. My house is less than a mile away from a large lake that opens up into Galveston Bay. That's why you keep hearing them talk about the fact that most Houstonians are "staring down the storm". Most people in Houston Proper are not in immediate danger. Well, this Houstonian is getting the hell out of the way.

Luke and I arrived Thursday morning and M came later in the day after some last minute preparations at the house. We went to our favorite spot so that M could have his mojito.


It's not all bad. There's a pool:


There's Luke:

Reaching 28w5d

Leaning 28w5d

There's M:


...and there's gin and tonic.

relaxing 28w5d

The rest is just stuff. Thanks for the e-mails and comments. It means a lot that we have people thinking about our community.

Speaking of important things, don't forget that the Liz Goodman Logelin 5K is September 21st. You can walk or run wherever you are! Go here for details! Also, buy a t-shirt. You'll feel better.


Christa said...

Helloooooooooo gin and tonic!!

Seriously, I know it's just 'stuff' but it's YOUR stuff and I hope you are able to get back to it all in glorious condition!

Becky said...

I love Luke's smile in the hammock. Like, "Yeah, I got a sip of that G and T when no one was looking."

PS. I agree with Christa, I hope your stuff is okay too. But your baby is the most important stuff and everything else is just a bonus. :)

Teal Marie Chimblo said...

Sending you love and metta. Can I just say one more time, hurricanes fucking sux?

Courtney said...

Hey there! A pool and adult beverages, huh? Not too shabby of a shelter you found there. :) I'm so glad to know that your family of 3 is safe and sound, and I seriously hope that your home is untouched by mister Ike.

Hang in there and have another drink!

Karen said...

Glad to hear you, M and L are safe. Just now on NBC, they're showing a correspondent reporting from the CL area as an area of Houston that is in danger... not the news I want to hear. I hope you are lucky and all your stuff ends up safe too! God bless!

Silver said...

Looks like a nice place to stay. Wishing you the best with the storm.

Delenn said...

The hammock picture is the CUTEST! Thank everything for G&T.

Still, I hope your "just stuff" is a-okay.

I will be thinking of you and everyone in the area.

Lindsey said...

We're in Austin, and I was just checking in on all the H town bloggers. I really hope your other stuff is okay, but I'm glad you've got what really matters safe and sound.

Have safe travels back.
Luke is adorable.

Amanda said...

I saw them reporting from your town on TWC today and have been thinking of you. I am glad y'all left but hope things are okay at your casa.

My relatives are all okay, sme damage but nothing terrible. Some will be coming to stay with my parents bc their power is expected to be out for 2-4 weeks??? Yikes.

Keep us updated please!

Stella said...

So glad you stayed safe!! Love the pictures!!

darcie said...

So glad you guys are safe and sound - and you are right - the rest is just stuff...Glad to hear your spirits are bright! (I mean your attitude not your beverages...well, ok, those too!)
Take Care - We're thinking of you...xoxo - darcie

Marissa said...

i honest to God hope someday you & i can sit in the same room and drink many different concoctions of alcohol together. and we're bringing christa & all the other creeps along too. ;)