Into day four without power and I am happily sitting in Starbucks charging my two laptops and my iPhone to top off the batteries. Houston is still a mess due to Ike but some businesses are open, although not that many. The Starbucks I am sitting in is the fourth one I went to before finding one open and it is packed to the walls with caffeine and power-starved folks. There are at least 15 laptops in here being charged as people are desperate to get online, many for the first time in days. I was thinking ahead when I brought my Monster Outlets-to-go portable power strip as it has provided extra outlets for me and a few others who desperately need to tap into the grid. I’ll try to charge all of my batteries before heading out so I’m likely going to be here for a while. For fellow Houstonians looking for coffee/ power this is the Starbucks at 249 & 1960 in the center with Circuit City. They have no dairy nor pastries so be aware. I am happy to see that T-Mobile, AT&T and Starbucks have the WiFi open and free for everyone due to the situation. Kudos to them all.