St Augustine Beach, after the storm

So grateful that the outer bands of Hurricane Irene brought a little rain, a little wind, and waves to the Florida coast. The kids and I were visiting my parents in Gainesville for Hurricane Frances in 2004 (we lived in Wisconsin then). Despite being miles inland, it was horrible.  I remember watching trees fall like matchsticks, losing power for days, and the septic tank overflowing in their yard. And with D in Seattle this weekend, I was really not looking forward to dealing with any sort of weather event on my own.

We’re heading to my parents this weekend to put the finishing touches on the website. If you’re on the East Coast, stay safe!

Ciao for now.