Still in Dallas
Posted by tim in Work Sucks on September 14, 2008

Now that Ike has ripped through Houston, lots of people are asking me what the future - both short term and long term - holds.

Right now there's a 9:00PM to 6:00AM curfew in place in Houston. This has caused us to work up a new schedule. We've split the 24 hour span into 3 shifts, allowing the third shift to begin prior to the curfew and end just after it.

I received word from a couple of the guys back there that my car is just fine, as is my apartment.

At this point, I have 2 concerns:

  1. What am I going to do about all the food that is now rotting in my fridge and freezer? If I were there, I could have removed it early in the game, but now it's just sitting there.
  2. Is anyone going to try to screw with my car, since it has a full tank of gas and is parked downtown?

I'm going to call the leasing office back at the apartment to see if someone can go empty my fridge for me. It makes me very sick to think about, because I stocked my freezer with meat over the last few weeks, and now it all has to be thrown out. It's going to be pretty expensive to replace too, but I guess I'll just have to take it a little at a time. :-/

The word on how long we'll be here is sketchy. The one group that is here will be heading back Wednesday. I imagine if we don't go back then, we will sometime between then and Friday.


Maybe you'll get lucky and some desperate looters will take all the stuff from your fridge.

  • Posted by Fufu (Guest) on September 15, 2008 at 10:04:58AM

Heh. Macguy offered to go take care of it for me. I called the leasing office to ask if they could send someone over, but I haven't heard back yet.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on September 15, 2008 at 02:15:04PM
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