I've stocked up on water, dog food, cat food and people food. After some persuading, Lily (my garden lady) is safe in the dining room. Flash lights and lanterns are sporting new batteries. So, now we wait! My area is under "tropical storm watch" which is less severe than "hurricane watch". We're expecting 4 to 6 inches of rain and heavy winds in Central Virginia. I fear fallen trees on my house after the ground is saturated with rain. I wish we could fast forward to Sunday, but we can't, so I'll make myself busy and say a prayer for everyone up the East Coast!