"Hey Aaron, come look!." Aaron groaned as he saw Sam beckoning from the
television set. Sam had been watching nearly nonstop coverage of the
"Uh, huh. Sam let's turn that off for awhile."
to the map on the screen, "It moved a little. Look the line in the
the tracking map shifted south. That's away from us." The last was
a note of disappointment.
Aaron looked at Sam incredulously, "Sam, come
away from there. You're becoming
obsessed with these forecasts. The
hurricane is huge and it's coming this way.
There is no difference if that
line goes across where we live or near it. You
need to stop watching
Sam averted his eyes from Aaron's and back to the screen, "In a
They said next they were going to update what's happening at the
"Sam, up. You're not going to sit here all day and watch this."
Aaron picked up
the remote from the coffee table. "Tell you what. Why don't
we carve the
pumpkins out front. If the power goes out we can use them to
light the dinner
Sam reluctantly got to his feet, "Why can't
we watch the TV and carve pumpkins
at the same time."
you'll probably cut a finger from not paying enough attention. And
because I say we're not." Aaron used the remote to switch off the TV.
saw he was defeated, "Well, .... okay. But I really want to know if the
is going over us or not."
"Why, Sam? Really, it makes very little
"Well, it's calm then and we can go outside and look
around. We can see what
damage there is half way through." Sam looked
hopefully at Aaron although he
had an inkling that his partner might not like
Aaron opened his eyes wide in surprise. "No Sam."
couldn't help raising his voice. "WHY? It's safe Aaron, I swear it's
When we were growing up one of my brothers friends walked over to our
the eye. He was fine. I've always wanted to do that. This is the
Only Sam could see a hurricane as an
opportunity; okay, Sam, Home Depot and
Lowes he thought wryly. "Trust me,
Samuel, if you leave this house at any point
during that storm you will be
far from fine. In fact Hurricane Aaron will make
Sandy look like a summer
breeze. Here's the forecast; high winds will emanate
from a paddle which will
be causing mass destruction to your hind quarters. A
heat wave coming from
the site of the destruction will intensify taking several
days to cool down.
Is that forecast clear enough, or would you care to have
Sam opened his mouth to argue and then thought better
about it as he saw the
look in Aaron's eyes. "Yes, it's clear. I just have
one thing to say." Sam
stood straighter and crossed his arms, sticking up his
chin, "I get the biggest