Monthly Archives: September 2008

Hunker Down & Getting Lucky

Update: Everyone is hanging in there (but not exactly having fun).  We are all communicating via text messages as cell service is spotty at best.  Mom, Dad & Rob have been trying to check on the houses of the rest of … Continue reading

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Mom’s hotel has no electricity and suffered some good damage..lots of water in rooms and hallways.  So when you check out is the room charge still the same?  Will they still serve the free continental breakfast at 7 a.m.?  Is there … Continue reading

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Good News…we think.  I head from my family and they are going through the Eye now.  Things were better than expected.  Looks like we may have been on the west side of the storm.   They only got a 14 Foot … Continue reading

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Pic from Rob’s iPhone.  He says it is starting to look ere.  They are watching for Tornados.  He says winds around 50 MPH, not even Hurricane Force winds yet.  THis Pic was taking less than 10 min. later…check out the … Continue reading

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The Storm

Talked to Dad & Rob. Everyone is okay.  Looks like Kemah will get hit pretty hard. They are expecting a 19 foot storm surge in Kemah, then add 3–5 foot waves on top of it.  So, if you guys liked … Continue reading

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My family is under mandatory evacuation orders in Houston (we basically live on or very near the water) however; my father and my brother are considered essential personnel, so they don’t get to leave.  (They are first responders).  Please add … Continue reading

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Global Opinion on OUR Election

In the UK paper The Guardian a journalist, Jonathan Freedland, wrote an article about how it would be a CRIME if America rejected Obama and Senator McCain became President.  Mr. Freedland believes that Obama is the one we have been … Continue reading

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BTHO Melanoma – Rescheduled

With Hurricane Ike bearing down on the Texas Coast we have decided to reschedule the Beat The Hell Outta Melanoma BBQ Benefit.  Save-the-Date – November 9 for this great event.  More information can be found at  I hope to … Continue reading

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Girls Weekend 2008

Girls Weekend 2008 was FANTASTIC!  We went to St. Thomas and then spent some time sailing and boating to all the various islands in the Caribbean.  We were only there for 5 days and it was not nearly enough time.   … Continue reading

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Do you believe in signs?

I arrived in St. Thomas for our annual Girls Weekend.  Julie originally started the girls weekend trip nearly 10 years ago so as you can imagine, this years trip is bitter sweet for all of us.  Tonight, when I arrived in … Continue reading

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