Rita is plodding implacably toward Texas, and folks there in its path are doing what they can to get out of its way. The evacuation is massive -- more than a million people -- and the logistics of such an undertaking help provide us this week's Weekend Assignment:
Weekend Assignment #78: You are preparing to evacuate your house due to an upcoming threat. You have already packed up all your essential items, people and pets. You have room for three non-essential items. What are they?
Remember, you already have your essentials: food, medicines, water, clothes, and all the people (including the furry ones) who live with you. "Non-essentials" are things you don't need but would like to have, and can include momentos, books, jewelry, objects of sentimental value, and so on and so forth.
My dogs will be with me, but i consider them essentials....now for the non-essentials first i'd have to take my camera it's like an attachment to my body second, i would take my music and books some particular books i would not ever desire to part with not the 100+ books i have (but then again), third i'd take some of my prints and hangings on the wall each gives me inspiration in some way whether it's simply the eagle flying, or a woman mountain climbing with Courage under it and last but not least, the american flag
have i ever been evacuated? Yes when i was 5yrs old, our town was flooded or at least part of it which i lived in they had to haul us out by boat in comparison to Katrina, it looked like a creek...