My eight-year-old son is fascinated by weather. He can spend hours watching radar maps on TV. I don't get it, because weather maps and radar screens bore me. Perhaps he will be a meteorologist someday. He'd certainly be an entertaining one!
Anyway, as you can probably guess, he has been very interested in Hurricane Isaac. When he finished his homework, he asked if he could watch the weather channel to track its progress. I turned it on, and he sat there, mesmerized by the whole thing.
I went off to teach violin lessons. I was in the middle of a lesson when the boy came barging into the room. "Mama, come quick, you have to see this!"
"Bubba, I'm teaching. I'll look at it later."
"No, you have to come now. It won't be here later."
Argh. I went in to see what the boy was all excited about. There was a radar screen on the TV. "You brought me in to show me this?" I asked, exasperated.
"Yeah, Mama. It's on the same track as Hurricane Katrina. And it's a catagory 2! People are on their roofs because their houses flooded!"
Well, I'm truly sorry for the people who are in the middle of that mess. Perhaps if you are in the way of the hurricane, you can contact my son, and he'll tell you if you need to evacuate.
Meanwhile, I'm going back to teaching violin lessons.