We’re Still Here…

We finally crashed last night after getting everything packed and watching way too much news. We woke up this morning to discover that all of Houston is a giant parking lot. Every route you might take to leave is solid with cars. My Mom left her house at 7am this morning, and headed up 249 towards Tomball – a route that normally takes 20-30 minutes to drive, My cars engine needed a few rounds of fuel injector cleaners to get it running efficiently again, so I wasn’t able to take my car. It took her SIX HOURS.

Six hours to go 10 miles.

With the windows open and the air conditioner off. It is 97 degrees outside right now.

I don’t want to be here. I want to leave. But I don’t want to be stuck on the road when the storm hits land. So we’re looking at every possible route we might be able to take, and we’re going to get on the road in a little bit. Late, but we’re hoping that when the sun goes down it won’t be so hot.

I’ll post again when we leave, and … well, whenever we arrive at Tara’s house. I’ll log into Yahoo through my cell phone if I can get it set up to work, so if you see me listed as “online” (username: bigpinkcookie), feel free to send me a message. It is going to be a long night.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

5 replies on “We’re Still Here…”

TxDOT is supposed to reverse some roads — 290, 45 and 20, but I’m not sure they have yet. Lots of folks here at work with kinfolks coming up from the Houston area have talked with them off and on — mostly stuck in traffic, running out of gas … not fun. Be safe.

Comments are closed.