Saturday, August 27, 2011
hatches = battened
Here's to those facing Hurricane Irene (whose name, perversely, means "peace" in Greek). Good wishes and good vibes to all.
I took a run this morning in the pre-storm sauna, then did some last minute regrading of our yard and cleaning of gutters. The rain has just started. Pepco, our local power company, preemptively called with a robotic message to announce that they expect we'll lose electricity, and to warn us that we shouldn't hold our breath waiting for it to come back. We are having a Brave the Tempest dinner with a few neighborhood friends tonight, making some food in advance (roasted asparagus and tomatoes); the rest can be done on our gas stove by candlelight if need be (pesto and pistachio risotto).
We're hoping for the best ... for everyone.