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.