My niece Melissa took these photos with her cell-phone camera at her house in Houston after Hurricane Ike roared through. They were jarred awake by a tree falling on their house, cutting it in half from front to back across the dining room and living room. Ten foot to the left, and the tree would have taken out all the bedrooms. They stayed together in the hallway until the eye moved over them, then made it to a neighbor's house, where they rode out the rest of the storm. My brother tells me all are well and in good spirits, and Melissa and family are looking forward to putting their house back together. "Those grandkids will have stories to tell for the rest of their lives -- 'Well, I remember Hurricane Ike, and let me tell you . . .' " Come on, Larry, we're talkin' Texas here. That should be, "And, boy, I tell you whut . . ."