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Creek Running North
September 03, 2004
Regular Creek visitor Chris Rieder is blogging from the teeth of Hurricane Frances.
I hope he doesn't take this the wrong way, but I do kinda hope his blog is really boring for the next few days, and that Frances' teeth turn out to be of the removable, night-table variety.
Update, 9/5: the storm skipped Chris and is heading into my sister's Tampa Bay area backyard right this moment.
Posted by Chris Clarke at September 3, 2004 06:13 PM
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Chris: Thanks so much for the happy thoughts and well-wishing!
I'm sure it will be fine. Wind speeds are way up, but that's not a big concern. We won't sustain a direct hit (whew!), and as long as trees don't fall all will be well. The main issue is power, but I have flashlights and candles so that's surmountable.Posted by: the_bone at September 4, 2004 09:12 AM
What happened with your sister's Hurricane Frances encounter? Everything OK?Posted by: Chris Rieder at September 6, 2004 06:19 PM
Everyone's fine. They lost power for only a couple hours in the middle of the night. Her oldest two daughters spent the night in a sleep-over. Emailed her this morning, and she said she still hadn't heard from them.
That seemed to me to be the definition of relaxed parenting: yoour two eldest kids spend the night somewhere else in a hurricane, and you're blase about not hearing from them by noon.Posted by: Chris Clarke at September 6, 2004 06:23 PM
So, is "relaxed parenting" a bad thing? The kids were only 100 feet away, at the next-door-neighbor's house...Posted by: Carrie at September 10, 2004 09:19 AM