For those friends and family who happen to read this today and the next couple: my housemates and I are not evacuating for Ike, since it looks like the worst we're going to get are the outter bands. Should be nasty weather for a few days, but nothing remotely dangerous.
It was pretty clear and still when we left for school two hours ago; already, it's getting grey and blustery. The kids have a half day, but we teachers will stay until 3:30 for a faculty meeting. After that, I intend to sit in my house and grade papers all weekend.
This is a fantastic storm traking site Dad sent me. Great "at a glance" info, with lots more available with a click.