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    Riding the Storm Out: Beta Test?

    In August, we dodged a bullet in the form of Hanna that hit east of Houston. For some reason, for all the hurricane threats and near misses, tropical storms really seem to have the Bayou City’s number. Ike was windy and Harvey wreaked havoc from which parts of Houston is still recovering. However, my first real experience with tropical weather was Allison. I had never seen anything like it and wouldn’t until Harvey, to be honest. Tropical storms sound much less frightening than hurricanes, but to someone who has dumped her rain gauge twice in a couple of day, it’s a bit nerve wracking. We are fine, but with tropical…

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    Riding the Storm Out: Part 2

    Houston got lucky. Houston got lucky at the expense of Louisiana. My heart goes out to those poor people who had to endure the hellish night, while I waited for the storm we had been told would come. It never came. Houston was spared; this time. It’s humbling to look at the pictures coming from our neighbors to the east of us. It’s humbling and haunting. I have been in Houston for two hurricanes and one truly catastrophic tropical storm. Each storm has its own personality that shapes the effects that they bring with them. Allison and Harvey drowned the Bayou City and Ike left us in the dark, a…

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    The Fella’s Back!

    The Fella has been in Nashville, where he’s been hanging out with some random blonde, since Saturday. After I finish this post, I’m off to the airport to pick him up and bring him home. I’m glad when the Fella gets to travel, even if it means he gets to meet Dolly impersonators without me. That said…things get interesting when he’s gone. Not to say I completely fall apart when he’s not here, but things get a bit more challenging. The Fella and I are creatures of routine and we have the whole thing down to a science. Considering that we are the proud parents of two cats, a corgi,…