I am expecting Murphy's Law today, and that will be a good thing. My folks asked for D cell batteries, and so since I just mailed them, maybe they will get their power back on today.
We have 18 relatives and relatives of relatives in the Houston area suffering no AC in the wake of hurricane IKE. They are all okay, but no AC in Houston is pretty unbearable.
It is sad to hear of so many dying from being idiots---running their generators inside their houses, and dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. Surely, these generators come with warning labels. And it seems to kill the little kids first.
Fascinating stories on the web about the cattle killed by the hurricane now being eaten by alligators. Yikes. And the rice industry has been harmed.