Well, Ike rolled through Ohio last night. The wind started picking up about 5:30 p.m. By 6, our power was out. By 6:30, the neighbor's pine tree had crashed into the road.
Our power is still out (at home--not at work, fortunately) and will be out until 9 tonight. I think fruits and veggies will be fine, but I'll be defrosting my freezer and refilling ice cube trays tonight.
It was kind of scary listening to the storm roll through. I was wondering if we were getting a tornado. And yet, our storm was less than half the strength that Ike showed in Texas. How terrible it must have been! I have a friend who lives in Orange, Texas, and she did not evacuate. The town is 1/3 covered in water. She was able to get a message to me that she's okay, but the power will probably be out there for weeks.
So I have to count my many blessings.