Still monitoring Hurricane Ike. It's odd for me to have had NOAA on my bookmarks (I have my work laptop at the moment so personal bookmarks are at a minimum) before USGS "Did you feel that?". Part of my sleepnessness this week was, I am sure, excerbated by the fact that since Ike looked like it might be headed for Miami at one point, I googled up Hurricane Andrew, and got sucked into the details of the epic '04 and '05 seasons. Scary.
The heat seems to have broken, which is a relief. I was miserable in the house yesterday and only got relief when I did the "wet shirt" trick (just before I went to bed - not sure why I didn't think of it earlier). Need to get a screen for the kitchen window so I can use it for air circulation without having to fish a scaredy Lucy-cat (kicking and screaming) out of the basement. So far so good this round. I was sitting out in the sun after church (not my idea, I was staffing a table) and had a lot of water and a nice nap with an extremely affectionate tortie. (Who is now "making bread" on my middle. Ow.)