I just cannot believe that I'm sitting here watching ANOTHER hurricane make its way across the Gulf Coast. As I'm writing this, Rita has weakened somewhat and is now a Category 4 hurricane, making it still dangerous. There are hurricane watches and warnings all along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines. All I can hope for is that Rita weakens even further before it makes landfall and that Texas is spared the devastation of a hurricane like Katrina. It used to be my dream to live on a house on the beach; after this hurricane season, that dream has changed.