Sunday, August 31, 2008

The first rain arrives

Plink, plink, plink...

Raindrops roll off of the leaves of the banana tree by my back door. It's not anything different from what happens here on a daily basis in July, just a summer storm.

This is the outer bands of the storm, which won't make landfall until tomorrow morning. It's going to be a long night.

We are trying to figure out how to entertain Ryan and Charlotte when the power goes out. Costumes and snacks will play a big role. If we get hot once the power goes out, we'll take a cold bath. We'll read books. Shine the flashlight on the ceiling and make shapes. Tell stories. We'll keep them safe. We're putting on a happy face now, saying what an adventure this will be. If this storm becomes a monster, we won't turn the TV on.

1 comment:

John said...

I hope the storm doesn't disrupt your lives too much. Take care!