I know of at least one reader here who is getting his family out of harms way and I'm hoping others are heading toward safety. I have a lot of family right in the path of this one, so if you are the praying type, I'm sure your warm thoughts are welcome.
I probably sound like a dick for even mentioning this in a blog post about so much disaster, but I returned late last night from about 9 days of vacation in a northern state where the temps were quite brisk. Down here in San Antonio, we live on the very edge of the desert. It is dry and brown most of the time. Whenever I travel to the east coast or up north, it is so different seeing colors. Getting up and taking a morning walk with the temperatures under 50 degrees is quite a cool change.
While I've been gone, it was nice to see family, but I have suffered a very work related depression. No, I'm not fired and I haven't quit my job, I'm just feeling down about things at work and frankly, this is not like me. I love my job, and I'm the guy who people look at strangely because I look forward to going to work. I have until Monday to get the fuck over it and get on with life.
For those of you who I e-mail frequently, I hope to get back into my normal routine after this weekend. In the meantime, be safe, everyone.