I have two NASCAR friends, Shae and Michelle, who live in Houston, where, of course, they are watching Ike blast towards them. I haven't talked to Michelle, but I have been keeping up with Shae this evening. Shae, you may recall, was introduced to the City by the Bay in June 2007, by Yours Truly.
This isn't her first hurricane, but she is definitely nervous. She has my cell phone number and strict instructions to text me (at ANY time, even in the wee hours!) with updates should she lose her power and, therefore, her internet connection. I plan to keep my phone near me all night.
So tonight I'm sending good vibes and big prayers to my girls in Houston. Stay safe!