Hurricane alert advanced from watch to warning. Overcast, the wind rising. We are charging up our devices, checking batteries, water, other supplies. Not raining yet. Hard to say what will happen, but we must be prepared.
Update: The best way to wait for the Hurricane: We watched the remake of Cape Fear with Robert de Niro hamming it up as a psychopath, as the storm roars around him and his terrified captives. Last night we watched a forgettable Norwegian movie about a tsunami. Fun! The basic plot of both of these disaster flicks is about saving the nuclear family, which will be found at the end of the movie, wet and/or covered with dirt and mud, clinging to each other, the peril overcome.
I think we are going to be OK. The hurricane is shearing off, as I have seen so many times on the weather map. May the same thing happen to Lester, the hurricane right behind it. It seems that our mountains do protect us. They are very high. Still, we must be prepared. We must keep ourselves and our cat safe.