My greenhouse is completely open to the weather right now. I removed its plastic covering earlier this summer, hoping this would motivate me to complete its renovation before cold weather comes in late October. (I haven't had a chance to do anything but work on the plans on paper as of now, but I'm still hopeful.) It took quite a while this morning to dismantle and store all of the plants and supplies and tools inside ... including my set of stained glass windows. I certainly don't want these to be damaged!
We are now about as prepared as we can be. I have a little bit of shopping to do later today, and that should be the last thing we have to do. The word around the blog world, according to Diane and Kat, is that an additional hurricane-supply necessity, along with the traditional flashlight, batteries, radio, candles, generator, etc., is CAKE. We have a generator to use if we lose power, and it will run our well pump and enough outlets for the refrigerator and freezer ... and the TV and DVD player. It would sure be great to have a piece cake while we watch movies.
I will be thinking about everyone in the Outer Banks (one of my very favorite vacation spots), and everywhere else along the path of this storm.
Be safe, Everyone.