The Wrath of Rita
Quote du Jour:
â€œIâ€™m gonna lead you down the path that rocks.â€
–Kronkâ€™s Shoulder Devil, The Emperorâ€™s New Groove
It looks like Rita has changed her mind about visiting Dallas/Fort Worth. Fine, then. :talktohand: We donâ€™t want yer sorry ass here anyway. Sheâ€™s making a right hook and headed straight for East Texas â€“ Longview area. Which is worrisome because both my sisters live there. I hope they are going to be all right. Iâ€™m sure they will be, but I still worry.
The traffic getting out of South Texas was, to say the least, a bear. And Iâ€™m putting it mildly. State officials finally got smart and opened up I-45 and I-35 northbound on both sides of the highway. I feel for those poor people stuck in that traffic though. Iâ€™m hearing a normal 2 hour drive is taking 14 hours. No lie.
Beaumont and Port Arthur look to be the hosts for Ritaâ€™s wrath.
The Diamond Shamrock by my house was completely sold out of gas this morning. I will be stopping on the way home (if thereâ€™s any to be had) and fill up my tank. I have a half a tank, but I still think it would be wise to fill â€˜er up.
Itâ€™s cloudy here today and the sun hasnâ€™t broken the sky yet, so it should make for an interesting day. Weâ€™re supposed to get rain tomorrow and Sunday, but Iâ€™m thinking weâ€™ll just be on the fringes of Rita. It wonâ€™t be as bad as what we originally thought.
According to news reports, a bus carrying elderly evacuees caught fire in gridlock on a highway near Dallas yesterday. Speculation is at least 20 fatalities. And why the :censored: do I have to register on the news site to read a fricking story? It pisses me off. I donâ€™t want your bloody email alerts, I just want to read the news. Annoying. A lot of the evacuees have come here to escape Ritaâ€™s force. All the hotels/motels are full, gas stations are running out of gas. Husband is supposed to be in from DC tonight and I hope to holy hell he can land. It worries me.
Today is going to age me. I feel it coming.
In other news, I slept like the dead last night. Thank goodness. Next door puppy only barked once at 2:45. Woke me from a dead sleep. Drifted in an out and was surprised when the alarm went off this morning. It didnâ€™t seem like it was time to get up yet.
I made major edits on my contemporary draft, first three chapters. Tweaked the cover letter, read over the synopsis one more time for typos. Found a few. THEN, the submission is off to the editors over at Liquid Silver Books as soon as I get home tonight. Wish me luck! Iâ€™m very excited. Trying to decide on an ending I keep waffling back and forth between two different ones. I have a version saved as â€œalternate endingâ€ (sort of like the Directorâ€™s Cut .. haha) just in case I change my mind. That way I can easily switch back and I donâ€™t wipe out my original words. I donâ€™t know what to do.
Well, on to work. Hope everyone in Ritaâ€™s path stays safe!