As it lost strength as it chugged northward in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Earl no doubt disappointed a few young and ambitious TV reporters who had hoped to make their bones by doing a live shot in 135 mph winds.
The rest of us were fairly pleased with the outcome. The East Coast had prepared for the worst from the storm but got little more than a glancing blow.
Well, actually, it's still a little too early to say that the entire Eastern Seaboard is out of the line of fire. Or wind and water to be more accurate.
Parts of coastal New England were still preparing just in case the weakening storm hit them harder than it did North Carolina or the Mid-Atlantic.
But the Hurricane Center seemed summed matters up in its latest advisory:
...HURRICANE EARL REMAINS LARGE BUT IS LOSING ITS PUNCH...
All the preparations may still come in handy however since hurricane season is far from over.