Trying not to worry...
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|Fri, 08-26-2011 - 2:41pm|
and failing miserably! I'm very worried about my dd in NYC. I know that she is not one to keep up with current news, and to have kind of a "it can't happen here" attitude. So as I hear more about Hurricane Irene and its potential effects on NY I get concerned. I sent her an email Thursday night with a map of the evacuation zones and emergency supplies list etc. Then this morning Enrique sent her an email with a list of supplies to get. She didn't reply to either of us so I called her on the phone...according to her the weather is beautiful today, what's all the fuss about? Hello?!
She lives just outside of the mandatory evacuation Zone A so its possible that her neighborhood could be evacuated. She was still planning on going to work Sat night and Sunday morning because she needs the money to pay her rent...she wasn't aware that the entire public transportation system is getting shut down on Sat afternoon...so I don't think the restaurant will be serving customers at those times!
She was out with friends when we talked so I didn't get the idea that she will rush out to buy supplies, I sent her an email urging her to do so as soon as possible before they get sold out. From our phone conversation it sounded like she believed me that she needs to prepare, just not sure if she believes me about the urgency to do it sooner rather than later.
Besides the worry for her physical safety I just worry that she doesn't take these things seriously enough and will do something foolhardy. I guess I will feel better when/if she tells me that she has put together her emergency kit and has a backup place to stay in case she (and the cat) has to leave her building.
I do pretty well at not worrying about her on the day to day level but something like this is harder to let go of. I guess we never stop worrying about our kids, do we?