"battening down the hatches"
well, we got everything in the backyard put away, except for a lot of perennials in pots. will move them into the garage as soon as it gets light out. heavy winds expected to start around 5 pm. can expect gusts of 60 mph or more. i am hoping our basement doesn't flood. going down to make sure everything is up off the floor. hoping everyone in the path of this thing stays safe.