Matt76, what an uplifting post! Thank you, and thank goodness you and your family are OK. What an incredible contrast in attitude (and result) compared to Katrina. Maybe we really should consider moving to TX. Texans should be very proud. It sounds as if when the attention to Texas fades due to both time and whatever comes of Irma (and Jose?), Texans will be still hanging in there making things work for themselves, and likely come out even stronger and more of an example to the rest of the nation. Bravo!
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."