I am 9 miles north of NYC and awaiting Irene’s arrival with 80 mph winds in a few hours. Today I dragged it in or tied it down, filled the tub, bought water, flashlights and made chocolate cupcakes. I moved my paintings out of the studio and covered them… maybe a little belt and suspenders. I also moved my drawers of encaustic paint…ahh so beautiful.  Fingers crossed.  I’m ready Irene.


  1. Hope all goes well. Not too much water, wind to damage much.

  2. We are all hoping for the best. You look well prepared.

  3. Good girl……… hope all is way ‘overblown’……..your wax will be safe.

  4. Good luck. Love the chocolate cupcake idea. That’ll show her.