Gustav did not strengthen during the night as expected. He also took a turn further west, which is good for New Orleans. All is well on the homefront, as the worst part of it is now over, and everyone made it through safely.
Electricity in the Cupit home went out around 12:30 EDT, and the generator was fired up just after 5:00pm (powering the laptop and cable modem used to write this article). The primary target of the generator is the refrigerator, in an attempt to salvage all food.
Though about half of the siding on one side of the house was blown off, most, if not all of it, was recovered by members of the Cupit family. Pictures will be posted once electricity is restored.
Brant and Laurel slept through the worst of it; Maren, Brad, and Brad's parents and grandma are all doing fine!
Cell phones are going in an and out of roaming, so even if we don't answer, we're still ok!