As many people know, Hurricane Irene is the latest news story to hit the East coast and it's doing some pretty bad damage in places like the Carolina's.
I mean just look at that. Just the sight of that vortex is menacing.
Luckily when the storm came to us it had simmered down a bit and is now only being called a tropical storm. However, I don't think I'd want anything more than this being as the trees in our backyard look like they could collapse at any moment as it is.
We spent the morning listening to the waves of water on the roof and exchanging soaking towels for dry ones in an attempt to stop our basement flooding. The storm is supposed to be at it's worst around 2 this afternoon. Luckily, we're prepared with trail mix, welsh cakes and leftover chili.
And the plus side is that if teacher training is postponed tomorrow, school doesn't start until Wednesday!
Best of luck!