my trip was great. a little scary and eerie at times. but great. I was supposed to go to Houston for a little while. Rita changed my plans a bit.
thanks everyone for your concern. really didn't mean to worry anyone. just wanted to get down the craziness and scariness of being nearly alone on a tiny Texas highway, with the only cars going the other way being long convoys of National Guard troops.
the craziness was somewhat forgotten while trying to stay cool in the sun in over 100 degree heat for three days. but now I'm home and safe and cool. I'll write more and read more as soon as I have time.