I drove around the Mason Rd. area this morning with my camera, curious about what other neighborhoods and businesses have done to prepare for Ike.
Judging from the line outside the hardware store 20 minutes before it’s supposed to open, I’m guessing some folks are not quite ready.
There seems to be plenty of gas down my way, but the nearer one gets to I-10, the more of this there is:
Businesses along Mason Rd. tend to be completely glass-fronted, and some of the preparations looked a bit odd to me. Like this one:
What’s the thinking with that?
Some business owners are much more concerned than others. It’ll be interesting to revisit this building, for instance, and see if the restaurant’s gamble was worth it.
I’m pretty sure that if I had an establishment facing a six-lane road that was completely fronted by large panes of glass, I’d have boarded.
Because there really are no guarantees that your fellow entrepreneurs are going to do their part. For instance:
In Gulf Coast parlance, these are known as “probable storm debris”. Here’s hoping somebody will show up soon and pull them inside (there were many!).
Cuz ready or not, Ike’s coming.
I do hope that you all come through this with a minimal amount of inconvenience and discomfort. The best of luck to you and your family.
Btw, I honked and waved as I drove through last month on my way from San Diego to the Miss Gulf Coast. Although I asked, nobody at the Bass Pro Shop in Katy recognized your name. 🙂
Hahahaha!!!!! Bello, THANKS for the laugh! Though you’d likely have had a different answer in Algiers LA.
I hope that you and your family were able to weather the storm without serious incident.
Hi Steven — thanks for the well-wishes! We made it through MUCH better than most folks, I think.
I’m glad you like the photos! I’m glad I shot them, considering how hard it’s been to get out and about in the aftermath!