Wednesday, June 30, 2010
That's footage from Ike, which blew through here a couple of years ago. The voices belong to me and my friend. We went out to take video earlier and locked ourselves out of the house at the height of the storm - not the most intelligent thing I've ever done...
My daughter was more traumatized than I thought. I'm having a difficult time convincing her all we'll get from Alex is rain. She wants to know if the electricity will go out. Of course I can't guarantee it won't go out at all, but it's not going to be out for days or weeks. Some people had no lights for a month. Hurricanes are not fun, that's for sure.
She's worried about driving to school tomorrow. I told her if there's any water on the road not to drive through it. She said, "What am I supposed to do? Just stop?"
"Yes," I replied.
She gave me the annoyed teenager glare.
"Turn around. Don't drown."
"How can I turn around? There will be people behind me."
"They'll be turning around, too."
At least there isn't a river she can get swept into between here and school...I don't think...