Just a quickie ... here in the Dallas area, we are unscathed. It's still raining and windy, but the only tree limbs I've seen downed have been dead branches. We have been fortunate. The eye of Ike got pushed to our east by a trough coming through our area.
I hope we hear from all our blogging friends soon ... both those who have been affected, and those who have families living in the affected area. But our blogging friends who took direct hits may not be back on-line for a while.
It looks like we will be having gorgeous weather starting Monday! Maybe Ike is taking away the summer. I still don't like Ike, but I'm glad for cooler weather.
Oh, and a word to the National Weather Bureau. Next time you issue a warning, watch the words you use! If you haven't already been told by all the English teachers across America, the word "may" in your warning combined with the word "certain" doesn't jive. Either something is certain or it isn't. If it's a matter of "maybe" then there is NO certainty. Statements issued like this make folks ignore you in the future, and that MAY not be a good thing.