For all my friends and loved ones in the path of Ike, please take care of yourselves.
I know this is a frightening time for all of you. I have been in your shoes and it is not a good feeling. Hurricane Alicia in 1983 was the last one on the same projected path as Ike and it did a lot of damage. In fact it got me and a lot of other Bellsouth employees back to work (we were on strike at the time). I was one of the lucky ones that did not lose electricity during Alicia. We were able to watch it all unfold on TV. Ike is a big storm as we all know. I didn't have a good feeling about this storm even before it went into the Gulf. Now I know why.
I will pray for all of you and with God's help we will all be OK. Please be careful.