Best of luck to all of our readers and the masthead, all of whom are in line for some tropical storming. Laura and the kids are en route home from New Jersey as we speak, and I understand that JWT's wife has been evacuated from the Rehoboth beaches, which is good as I have no idea how you would cover up a surfboard with plywood.
I have taken the usual precautions, including installing my parents in our family room, bringing in the smaller birdfeeders, and removing the watering bags from our young cherry trees because, well, really now. I have also made an enormous quantity of chili, which may not have been such a good idea if we are not in a position to crack the windows now and then.
Whether or not JJV is in an undisclosed location, I look forward to the forthcoming "This is Obama's Katrina" post with the usual mix of anticipation and foreboding.
Stay safe, everyone, and see you on the other side.
Update: Here now, the obligatory downed limb photo:
This looked a lot smaller when it was hanging from our tree, but the landing gets a 10.0 even from the East German judge (kids, ask your parents) as it missed two roof vents and the side of the house, and did no apparent damage to the roof itself.