Oh, she's looking like a doozy, folks! Hurricane Sandy (or the freakish amalgamation of storms that meteorologists are dubbing "Frankenstorm") is on target to hit our area very soon. The latest from MSN can be seen HERE.
So what is it like in the northern VA area? I ventured to the store today in search of bottled water and a lantern. I found a near empty water aisle and no lanterns to speak of. But, we're probably as prepared as we will be. We have enough tuna and peanut butter to last us for quite awhile. Lots of candles, flashlights and batteries. Gas in the cars and gas for the grill. Charged up devices. Firewood. Plans to sleep in the basement. And plans to be without power, probably starting sometime tomorrow. Maybe we'll keep it until Monday, but our neighborhood is notorious for losing it as soon as the wind begins to consider gusting.
So, my hatches are battened. If I don't post for a few days, you'll know I'm just
miserable without electricity. For my friends in the path of this crazy monster, stay safe! See you all on the flipside.