On the day of the storm, we swam all afternoon with the McDonald girls and Caleb (8) at their neighborhood pool. It was quite fun, especially when we started getting mellow gusts.
After dinner, the winds started getting stronger. Several of us went out to the fort to experiance the beginnings of Hurricane Rita. When the gusts strengthened more, we enjoyed the winds from the back porch.
Other than the winds and rain, the only thing remotely interesting that happened was when the lights flickered and the house alarm started howling. I jumped out of bed and ran down the stairs into the living room. It wasn't until I reached the bottom that I questioned the wisdom of such a dicision. With Mr. McDonald and his 22 year old son in the house, me (of all people) going to check out why the alarm went off must have seemed strange.
How embarrising! They must have thouht that I was such an idiot...the 17 yr old guest frolicking down the stairs when the security alarm went off!