Sunday, June 5, 2011
Trying To Decide What Is Best...!
As you may or may not know, the hurricane season has just started here on the Texas coast!
Now, here is where I have some personal questions. Just supposing that we get another storm that really affects the Houston area. There are two choices for most of the folks here in the city...evacuate or ride it out in place.
For me, I would just as soon ride it out in place. But I have my mother to consider. In her case, it probably would be best to move her further inland. Because she has a problem with her balance when walking on non-level surfaces, it wouldn't be the best idea for her to stay here just in case we had to wade out away from the house!
Also, she has COPD, so that's a concern as well. I could get by pretty good without power or running water, but I'm not so sure about her!
Now comes the problem with the pets. Not really a problem, because both my cat and hers seem to believe my house is the fun place to hang out. They don't care who feeds them, as long as they get fed!
I'm thinking that moving Mom out to her cousin's up around Austin and Georgetown would be best! Trouble is, her making the trip by herself is almost out of the question. She gets very tired when driving long distances, and if she has a flat there is just no way she could change it without help.
Of course I could drive her to Austin, then I would just drive back to Houston. Got to watch the home place and the animals. I don't trust the neighborhood enough to leave the places empty during a time when the vultures will be watching for empty houses. Good way to invite the thieves, that's for sure!
All this has been on my mind as of late. Need to make some decisions before the storms start showing up, know what I mean? Pros and cons for both choices, but I need to make up a workable plan here pretty quick, I think!
At least I think I have all the emergency supplies I need, but I'll end up checking them several more times before they are needed! After all, that's what I do best!
Coffee on the patio today! We can discuss what steps need to be taken, as I welcome all the input from my friends!