I spoke with my parents and my friend Wendie today and I heard the same thing from all of them – apprehension. With Hurricane Ivan threatening Jamaica, and the projected path aiming somewhere near Florida, they’re worried.
In the abstract, Hurricane Frances loomed as an adventure. In reality, it was a lot tougher to take – and they didn’t get a direct hit. It is tough under those circumstances not to think about the worst case scenario.
I made the offer again to my folks to come up here to Connecticut for a while. They begged off. No one wants to be driven from their home.
I hope, as is often the case, Ivan changes course and spares Florida. Unfortunately, you can’t will the forecast to happen.