September 23, 2005
We made it
We have arrived in Murphy. Our earlier estimate of 1 AM was optimistic by about three hours. Olivia's awake, Harry's a little freaked, and we're all a bit frazzled, but we're here and we're safe. Thank you all very very much for the well-wishes and good thoughts. Please keep thinking them for everyone who's still in Rita's path. I'll be back with the full story of The Drive That Wouldn't End when I'm coherent.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 23, 2005 to Hurricane Katrina
Glad you're out of harm's way with your family. These things are way more nerve-wracking as a father and husband, aren't they?
Glad you made it out okay. Tim and I took off for Austin a couple minutes past midnight Thursday morning and got to our friends' house in just five hours, thanks to the magic of using back roads in the middle of the night. The cats aren't too thrilled, but they'll live.
Here's hoping it's easy to get home and home is still standing when all of us get back.
Glad to see you made it. Hope to see you soon,
So, glad to here Kuff is safe and on high ground.
Thank God you made it Kuff:
After watching this experience I gotta say that one fo the best investments you can make for these situations is a car navigation GPS. I have my wife's hand-me-down Dell Axim PDA and I spent $100 to get a GPS antenna for it and now have street-level navigation throughout the entire US. I just drove from China Spring (waco suburb) to Fort Worth entirely on farm roads that aren't even on most state-level paper maps. It was fun adn only took 15 minutes longer than the usual route up I-35. There's nothing like a GPS to navigate those unfamiliar back roads, especially in the dark and especially if a storm tkaes out the highway signs. No matter how bad the storm, it isn't going to take out the satellites.
dude. you skeered me.
I'm glad you're all safe.
Glad to see you're okay Kuff. We're praying for ya and your fam. Let us know if we can do anything for you.
As I mention in my Trackback, living the life of a nomad has to be twice as tough for those with small children and for the elderly. I hope your time away from home is short.