Sunday, 31 August 2008
Waiting for the storm
We're here in Florida, a couple of states away from home, waiting to see what Hurricane Gustav will do.
We're so worried for our New Orleans, and pretty uneasy about our house in Mississippi (high winds, flying debris, falling trees – all have crossed our minds). We've become Weather Channel junkies, like everyone in Gustav's potential path.
But we've interspersed the storm-obsessing with some great adventures on the beach for Berry and Kickbaby. After all, there's no reason for them to feel the strain. It takes our minds to better places too.
This is Kickbaby's first hurricane – and I suppose Berry's too, if you don't count living through Hurricane Katrina when I was eight months pregnant with her.
I will count it, if you don't mind. I'll never forget a minute of that.