Winds are gusting to about 60 or so, sustained at 30, perhaps. I expect that to change rapidly.
I took before pictures of the house and the neighborhood. I am pretty sure we are going to lose at least one of the trees in the front yard. We are about to put Pippi and Bardo down in our closet (the safest room in the house) to sleep. They are excited.
It's midnight here in Houston now, and we still have power. Some flickering, and we lost it for a few seconds a few minutes back, but it's still here.
Crazy wind and rain outside. Ike is making landfall right now at Galveston (which I still think is toast). We are definitely in the hurricane-force wind zone, by my estimation, but the house is holding up fine so far. I'm still worried about one window (although not as much as before, as the direction of the wind is shifting) and the one tree in the front (which is now definitely Pisa-esque).
I can't sleep because of the noise. Neither can the Witch. The kids are asleep in the closet, where it is virtually silent.