We talked about it some more last night, and talked about it again this morning after watching the news, and we realized … there is no point to staying here in Houston. We either get to have a fun little weekend road trip because no storm hit (crazy things have been known to happen), or we are safe, sound, and dry far away from here. So we are heading to Austin, where the “Hacker House for Wayward Girls” is now going to be the “Hacker House for Wayward Geeks”. Our schools have all been cancelled, Mike’s office has closed – it is time to go.
It is strange to walk through the house and think about what we will be taking with us. I’ve packed the important documents. The pets are coming with us. We’ll take the laptops and the external hard drive with the backup of the main computer. I’ll be packing up the photographs – everything I can get my hands on. My textbooks. Jason wants the X-Box. Yarn. Obviously clothes & makeup. A few old cookbooks that we got from Mike’s Great Aunt Yvonne, who might have lost all of her others in Hurricane Katrina.
After that, I don’t know what to pack. Everything else can be replaced. As long as we are safe, that is what matters most.
Funny how all of this “stuff” doesn’t matter quite so much when you can only take a few items with you. I have a feeling I’ll be doing another house purge when I get home.