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    September 24, 2005

    A miss is as good as a mile!

    All is well today in the Sque household! I was up the majority of the night and fell asleep watching the storm coverage last night. The wind was howling and at some point we lost power, but it's back on this morning! Just minor debris litter's the streets here and there, but overall...It was a miss, that's for sure!
    As much of a relief as this is for us and our community, I can't help feeling guilty for wishing it to turn way from us, toward Louisiana. I cannot help but think about our neighbors today. Those folks have suffered more devastation than I can even try to imagine. Please remember them in your prayers and by all means, if you have the means to do so, do what you can to help the relief efforts over there. I know I certainly will.
    September 23, 2005

    Chaos is putting it mildly...

    It looks a bit like Rita might be turning north and might hit around the Texas-Louisiana Border. Of course, you can't tell that by our local media! It's almost as if they are trying to strike fear into us on purpose. Each local station is saying something different. One says "there is no need to leave. Just expect tropical storm force winds [as if thats no big deal], heavy rain, thunder and the possibility of a tornado". Another station is saying emergency shelters in our area are closing and that voluntary evacuation "may" be encouraged. That evacuee's from the Houston/Galveston area are to continue north of our area, as we may be evacuating. Uhm Hello? There isn't an available hotel room in the State of Texas! Gasoline to go anywhere? Non-existant! I searched seven different stores yesterday for ONE friggen flashlight...Do you think I found one? Tea candles are the best I could some up with! Then I had to ask myself, why do I not own a flashlight? Normal people own flashlights. Sque does not own even one flashlight and the day I would like to buy a flashlight, our city is fresh out of...dare I say it again? Yes I shall. Flashlights!

    Note to self: Buy a few flashlights after the hurrican passes FFS!

    B/CS is my city... Please let that thing turn NORTH like it was forecasted to!

    I really hate for Louisana to take more of a beating than they already have, but it's a very scary feeling to have that thing staring down our throats like that. Where ever it hits, I just pray all have evacuated and that as many folks as possible are spared even more devistation. Whew...I just don't see how Florida can keep withstanding these things.

    I'll update again later. Stay tuned!

    September 22, 2005

    Anyone up for a hurricane Party?


    So yeah, we're in the direct path of Hurricane Rita! I have to admit that I have never really been through one of these, so I'm not sure what to expect. I recall one hitting the Galveston area in the mid 80's, but I was in Hawaii at the time, so really have no clue about these things. When we returned home, it seemed as though nothing had happened and at that point we were about 100 miles inland. I suppose the difference this time around is that I am roughly 150 miles inland and this freak of nature is a category FIVE! *Que-Rock you like a Hurricane* I may have to upload that now that I think about it! *grins*

    See the red thingy up there in Texas? That is my current location and with any luck, my home will not be picked up and moved into another zip code.

    The plan for now is that we'll stay put, but that may change! I will spend tomorrow securing patio furniture and stocking up on non perishable foods and batteries and lots of toilet paper in case I crap my pants! haha I may even go so far as buying a package of depends. Ya just never know and I shall not be caught unprepared! If it gets too bad, plan B is to panic and drive North like the big chicken that I am, at the last minute. Tia says she's ready and will travel! In fact, she is already asleep in the carrier! She's a smart one that cat!

    In any case, I'll keep ya posted! I may even blog periodically during the night Friday and during the day Saturday! Assuming the electricity holds out through the storm. Now don't go getting all panicked! The Weather Channel is only calling for a 70% chance of rain, with 25 MPH winds at this point, for my area. I think I can survive that. Heck we have worse springtime thunderstorms worse than that! Lets just pray to keep the tornadoes away, shall we? I would really appreciate that, and some extra heavy duty prayers for those along the coast!

    Updates on some other stuffs to come later!

    Stay tuned for further weather developments.
    August 23, 2005

    Save, Save, Save! That's my new motto!

    I am finding that I'm liking this new job more and more each day. I had no idea that companies were so concerned about saving on gasoline! I kid you not, my company [which shall remain nameless because they have a strict blogging policy! Ugh!] actually gives cash incentives to those who carpool. They also hold monthly luncheons for those who are looking for others in their area to carpool with. There are incentives for using public transportation and they will allow certain employee's to work from home now when possible. They have also installed some very nice kitchen facilities [2 on each floor] for employee's to make lunches and some co-workers even take turns preparing lunch meals each day to feed x number of people. All you have to do to participate is cook 1 meal per 13 days that will feed x number of people. The number changes periodically as more gain interest or no longer wish to participate. I just recently joind that particular bandwagon myself! The reason they've done this is an effort to help us avoid leaving work for lunch and again, avoid wasting even more gasoline and money of course. I'm guessing this is the same reason they implemented in house day care as well. Of course there are other bonuses to that. I know if I had kids, I would love the fact that I wasn't across town if my child needed me!

    Yesterday, we received a memo that they are building a very large workout type facility that will be available to us next Spring. These facilities will include a swimming pool, saunas, showers, an indoor track, workout equipment, free weights, cardiovascular workouts, raquetball courts, basketball courts, aerobics and trainers to assist us with daily workout needs! I can't remember everything they listed, but it was a huge list to be sure! I am totally jazzed about this!

    I am very impressed to say the least. I'm kinda getting into this whole economical savings thing. In fact, I may even start doing my dishes, showering and getting ready for work each morning right there at the office! You know...Just to save water and stuff! I wonder if any of my future dinner guests would freak out I did my dishes while I shower?
    August 18, 2005

    How did this happen?!!

    Today....Patrick Swayze is 51 years old. Yes, you heard me correctly FIFTYFRIGGENONE!!! Is it just me or does FIFTYONE sound like he's got one foot in the grave already?! I am just dumbfounded. Patrick Swayze used to be such a cute boy and now he is FIFTY ONE? How do things like this this happen? You don't just go from drop dead gorgeous, hunk-o-burnin' love status to fiftyone overnight!

    This has to be one of the greatest love scenes of my generation.

    But OH.MY.GOD HE'S FIFTYONE!!! We must take him out back and shoot him now because I do not want to ever in my lifetime admit to lusting over someone who is actually FIFTYONE!!!
    Jack LaLanne Juicer

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