We’re battening down our hatches, getting ready for what they are calling “Frankenstorm,” a monster begotten by Hurricane Sandy becoming one flesh with a Northeaster. The brunt of the storm is supposed to hit us today and/or Tuesday. We’re in northern Virginia, not the coast, but we may get lots and lots of wind and rain. We’ve stocked up with food, batteries, and other necessities. We’ve pulled inside the lawn furniture, my prized Hasty-Bake BBQer, and everything else that might blow away. So I guess we’re ready. A soft summer breeze is enough to blow out our electricity where we live, so I can only imagine what a Frankenstorm will do.
But at least, as my wife says, people here in the D.C. area are talking about something other than politics. The storm is going to affect Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and the undecided, all equally. We are all in this together. The storm is a unifying factor.
UPDATE: Since my school has been cancelled, until the electricity goes out, I think I’ll put up some posts timed to appear on the next couple of days.