Hi from Hurricane Ike country. I am still out of work and out of power, but thankfully the temperatures have been very comfortable since Monday so we can sleep at night. One of my problems is no internet access or computer access (as well as no fresh meats, perishables, ice) but we've been dealing with it, very fortunate our home was spared. I have been looking for electric access to charge phones or get to my email and saw this Best Buy was open on I-10 and Blalock. They have a nice long table with a power strip to charge your stuff, a computer, printer, TV, comfy chairs. It is awesome!! It's my first time to see TV or the internet since Friday. Hope to get back to work next week, but I kind of doubt it. Downtown had a lot of damage, I heard. The Chase tower lost windows on all 74 floors on the east side of the building, just for one. I talked to someone who saw Vinson & Elkins paperwork all over the streets, computers, desks littering the sidewalks, unreal. I'm sure it's cleaned up some and some buildings have re-opening, some have not. Schools are not back in until next week, hopefully Monday. We now know what a POD is (point of distribution for ice, water and MREs, which are Meals Ready to Eat). We are all laughing about eating "government cheese," which my kids actually like. (Did you ever see Chris Farley on SNL with the "eating government cheese in a van down by the river" skit?) It's my first time to get help from the government, a new experience. So we are doing okay here, thanks to FEMA and some very nice folks here. And thanks again, Best Buy!