My family and I survived hurricane Ike. Any other Houston area survivors? We live in the Spring area adjacent to The Woodlands. We lost two trees, the cap from our chimney, and electrical power. Got power back tonight. For the last two nights, I sat/slept on front porch wearing a Wilson .45 cal Protector to keep spooks and looters away. Must have worked because I didn't see any. Man! Two days in Houston during early Sept with heat, humidity, mosquitoes, and no A/C is enough for me. Guess I'm not as tough as I used to be. I feel for those unfortunate people who may be without power for up to 2 weeks. Alan: If this message is inappropriate or in the wrong section, my apologies.