So this storm really is going to hit the Texas coast. Down south though. We are on the nasty side of the storm and it is supposed to flood here. Supposedly up to 25 inches of rain.
Via ABC news
My client I was supposed to take to the store this morning called last night and said he didn’t feel well and he wasn’t going but was afraid they would run out of milk.
I was up at 5:30 ready to go walking but when I saw it was already raining, I decided to go to the store for them. God help me, it was awful!
I went to my local HEB at 6:30am. Parking lot was half full so I thought to myself, oh, this won’t be too bad! I went inside and saw people stocking so that was great (or so I thought). I got tons of fruit 🍓 and some tomatoes 🍅 and spinach for my clients (all of their favorites). I then walked around to get milk and bread. 3 half gallons of their kind of milk left so I grabbed 2. NO bread other than buns which they won’t eat and I have plenty of bread. The store just opened at 5am too!
The wine department was fully stocked, the fresh meat department was fully stocked, fruits and veggies were selling out and the food shelves in the middle of the store were pretty much picked clean of anything we would want. I found some Vienna sausages (can’t be too picky) and some juice boxes for my son. Then I got in line. OMG 😲
This is towards the front of the store 20 minutes after already being in line. I should have taken more pictures!!!
The checkout line went all the way from the front to the back of the store, wound its way through the wine department, and I ended up in the meat department where the back of the line was. When I got near the front, I saw the line was literally going through the fruit department out the door to check out! I found batteries when I was near the front of this line too so I bought some AAA’s which I was advised to get from my man. 30 minutes of line later, I was finally 3rd in a checkout line. 30 minutes!!! The store had closed the doors and said they were at capacity and couldn’t let more people in so the front door was closed so the line could go through there too. There was a line of people that wanted in outside in the rain.
I got out of there as fast as I could and drove to my clients house. They gave me $7 plus the cost of the food for doing it so I can’t complain. They and their daughter were very appreciative (she text me right after I left their house) and told me if it gets bad, I can come there since they have a generator. Sweet people!
If you live south of Houston, please drive north. The news says this storm is going to turn towards Houston once it hits land so if you go north you will be safer than coming here. We are being told not to evacuate (which I wouldn’t do anyway). So it’s going to be fun around here this weekend!
Via ABC news
Everyone is texting each other asking if they’re ready. My mom asked if we have bread so I guess I’ll take her a loaf too. She was asking me yesterday what she needs to be prepared and I laughed thinking “Really? You’ve lived here longer than I have!” Late last night I realized this is the first storm without my Dad and she probably really doesn’t know. I felt horrible so I called her this morning and told her that she can come here or we can go there if she needs anything. I am SO glad I bought her that water at Costco 2 weeks ago! She hasn’t even opened it so she has 40 bottles of water.
The neighbors that didn’t live here 9 years ago for Ike are worried about the power going out and flooding so I am telling everyone just calm down. We take care of each other here. At least we did during Ike! Most of us are still here so it should be the same. Let’s hope and cross our fingers that we still have at least one chef living here like last time too!
Stay dry and stay safe. Don’t come to Houston this weekend!!!!