Hi Guys--Thanks Jamie, that is good to know.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the post...but I thought all of you would be interested to know how Preble, Philippe, and the girls are doing, since Rita so completely attacked Lake Charles.
They evacuated to Northern LA, to the home of a colleague (I got all of this from a message on my machine...damn it, that was the 10-15 minute window I went to the post office). It sounded as though they have *serious* concerns about their home, but are of course focusing on the important reality that they are all safe and all together. Preble indicated that the town will not be functioning for about a month, and so she and the girls will likely go to Ohio to be with her family.
She also asked that I spread the word to anyone who might be concerned...so please let anyone you think of know that they are ok. A prayer or two would probably be in order, as well, if you are so moved.
Update: I just talked to a colleague of mine who worked with Philippe in Lake Charles, and he says that our friend's home is without electricity and running water, but went largely undamaged. Thank goodness, and good luck to everyone else down in the path of Rita.