Gustav update: all for now…

Okay, folks, here’s the deal:

The storm is a-comin’. That much is obvious. And it’s a nasty one. But it seems like the government is doing a good job of handling it this time. Shows what a difference a competent governor makes, doesn’t it?

First thing in the morning, we’re packing the cars and going to my uncle Wally’s house in Folsom, there to wait out the duration of the storm. After that, there’s no telling. Most certainly, we’ll lose power and Internet connection at home. Possibly, we’ll lose it in Folsom as well. If I can keep the connection, I’ll update this blog as frequently as possible to update you not only on myself, but on any of my family and friends that I’ve gotten information for. In fact, I’ll start it up right now: Chase called me a couple of hours ago and told me he and his family are nearly in Austin, Texas, and safe.

If we lose connection, obviously I won’t be able to update Evertime Realms. I may, however, still be able to make updates to my Twitter feed via my cell phone. Look to the right of this page. See the section at the top of the column that says “Blake on Twitter”? That’s what I’m talking about. So look at that column for my most recent update, and click on it to read all of them. I also freely offer the comment section of this post as a place for people to try to connect with each other and keep track of how everyone is faring. I know after Katrina having an internet connection in our hotel was an absolute godsend. This time, I expect it will be the same way.

Not really anything else to say. Stay safe. Stay dry. Keep us in your prayers. And one way or another, I’ll see you on the flipside.

24 Responses to “Gustav update: all for now…”

  1. 1 A.j.
    August 31, 2008 at 1:02 am

    I live in central Florida, I know the drill, but feel so badly for you and all those who must flee mother nature! This is one scary storm, get out of it’s way and let’s hope for the best.
    We spent 4 days getting drenched by a stupid tropical storm, but that storm did a lot of damage and flooded out many people around here, so many homes are still underwater.
    Good luck to you, I feel your pain. Looks like we could get another soaking next week from Hannah and then who knows what is next….
    http://abbesworld.wordpress.com I did document TS Fay on my site

  2. August 31, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I love you Blake. Be safe.

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    How to restore computer when my computer just randomly shuts off?

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    How to transfer a Joomla website from one computer to another? from one host to another?

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