Okay now, waves coming over the seawall while the eye of the storm is still 250 miles out is some scary shit! Storms usually have to be a lot closer than that if I remember correctly. Fark!
Made an end run to CVS and that french store. Picked up:
A plug for the bathtub upstairs
A nifty little power inverter for the car (400W ~thank you Black and Decker)
A corded (!) telephone set. (phone lines often work even if there is no power and I remember throwing the last one we had out)
A car charger for my iPhone (can't believe I didn't have one of those already. The usb port on my car radio doesn't charge the phone. iPods yeah, but not the phone)
A little butane lighter.
Cleared enough space to get the Saturn Express in the garage.
Checked our lantern supply, butane and battery and white gas powered.
Checked the white gas camp stove out. Damned thing is 25 plus years old and it is still working. (Thank you Coleman).
Next is the patio cover and miscellaneous loose crap that is laying about.
The Queen has already taken off for her Mom's. alleycat2681 is still upstairs sleeping.
Light wind out of the north~northwest, sunshiney and hot out here in Katy as yet.
Time to Pucker up y'all!