Well, the east coast is getting set for a huge storm. We are on the edge of the projected area of damage but well within the "get ready" area. So, the cars are gassed up, the flashlights have new batteries, the cell phones are charged. There is food in the house - dog and human, books to read (real books, since electronic books eventually run out of power), hand sewing projects and lots of blankets.
I have two sisters right in the path of the storm and son #1 lives in a basement apartment in Washington, DC - also expected to get hit badly. So, there is concern for all of them as well as my favorite elephant, Lucy. She stands within sight of the Jersey shore. I'm hoping Hurricane Sandy is polite when they meet.