This week, four years ago, Houstonians throughout the city were nailing up windows with any odd scraps of wood they could scavenge. IKE was a huge hurricane aimed directly at Galveston and Houston.
The school districts gave all parents and teachers a day off to prepare.
After a whole day of boarding up my own windows, I made a quick drive to see what others had done. It was the only enjoyable part of Ike since the next day would bring nothing but furious winds and destruction.
We really hoped our signs would work.
Some people used tape. This one was a bit of a riddle. Perhaps they started out on the right side sober but finished the left a bit tipsy. Any other ideas? Perhaps a rush to finish?
This one made me stop in my tracks. These are my neighbors, remember. LOL
And then there was this one. Mysteries stacked upon mysteries.
But my all time favorite was this one. What does this have to do with a hurricane?
And forget about mailing letters during a hurricane. Even the postal service battened down the hatches.
Yes, the postal service was taking this matter seriously. Here's what the doors to our local post office looked like the day before. And why?
Because Hurricane Ike was coming at us like a freight train!
More memories later this week.