Okay, the rain is falling in a very aggressive manner now and it is quite windy. But the hurricane is not here yet. We are stille waiting for something - what to call it - heavier, stronger?
I am waiting for someone to come in and sound a flourish and say something like "Ladies and gentlemen. May I introduce to you the very charming, windy, crazy lady Hurricane Irene!" and then a spectacle will begin. Like when you go to see a play at the theater.
As long as I still have Internet connection, I will update you all on this spectacle. The Washington Post underlines that it's not a panic situation in our area, but we will probably have power outages during the night. Let us prepare for the worse, but always hope for the best.