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We just got back from dinner at Trudy's (North). The sheer volume of orange t-shirts in that place was overwhelming. But the fact that I had a couple of margaritas may have affected my judgment and/or sensitivity to the color orange somewhat.

The Longhorns seem to have won the game this afternoon - against Arkansas, this was, for those who don't automatically know these things. It was 17-3 pretty early on and I lost interest. Incidentally, I believe I checked when I first booked this trip to Austin months and months ago, to verify that it was not in fact a football weekend. Another thing in my life that Ike fucked up. (This was supposed to be the bye weekend, so the game from two weeks ago was pushed back to today.) However, aside from an awful lot of southbound traffic on 183 earlier and the aforementioned preponderance of orange garments, it really didn't cause us a lot of trouble, so oh well.


The quilt show was very nice. I went around with Anjea and her mom, which was sort of a hoot. Her mom is very opinionated, that was the hoot part. (She was, for example, aghast at a quilted grasshopper with only 4 legs. The conversation went something to the effect of: "But it's not accurate!" "It's artistic license, Mom." "I don't care!")** I did take some pictures but I don't know where the card reader I bought in Celina is, so I don't know when you'll see those. The Best of Show quilt, in particular, was really stunning.


Both of our bosses were heard from today, apparently for completely unrelated reasons. Mine wants me to do some stuff involving sending a couple of e-mails. Rob's wants him to come back to work on Tuesday, which was a bit of a surprise. We figured all along he was likely to get called back earlier than I was, but we still didn't expect it to be quite that soon somehow. (Although that will be 2-1/2 weeks since the storm, actually. Time flies.)

Which means I really need to make some hotel reservations for someplace for the next couple of days, in case we have no power at home still (or worse). Typically, I have been avoiding this. I may continue to avoid it until tomorrow morning, or not, I don't know. I know that I don't want to arrive in the Houston area tomorrow afternoon and have to wander around looking for a hotel. I am going on the assumption that hotel rooms are not as hard to find as they were a week or so ago, since a lot of people have gotten their power back and - presumably - gone home.


** I don't get the impression that Anjea will mind this bit of levity at her family's expense. I hope I'm right about that! (She can retaliate with funny stories about me and my sister, if she cares to, having been witness to a bit of my family's craziness as well.)


(Incidentally, the icon has no particular relevance to anything. It just amuses my slightly foggy brain right now.)

Date: 2008-09-28 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dinda.livejournal.com
You "should" have power and water back on at your place by now. they're all the way out to 13 mile road with both, though there is still a boil water order until further notice. If you have gas, that will be another issue to deal with. The city of Galveston website has the daily updates on all services:

http://www.cityofgalveston.org/

The Island looks like it's having a city-wide garage sale at the moment. Everyone has everyone thing dragged out into their yards trying to dry and salvage what they can with others having mounds of debris as high as their homes waiting for removal. It hurts to see so many who really have lost everything but there are also lots of folks stepping up to help.

Date: 2008-09-28 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anjea.livejournal.com
I actually find it amusing to see what bits other people remember! So no, I have no problem with others posting about the craziness. All of my friends know that my family is full of nutjobs. I'm not sure how I made it out reasonably sane....

Y'all have a safe trip back to Galveston!

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