This summer seems like it will never end. And, the older that I get, the more I hate the heat and humidity that come with the summer months. When you get in your car and it just takes your breath away because it's so darned Hot inside. When you open the front door in the morning and it feels like someone just threw a wet washcloth in your face. Yes, I long for the cooler months that are coming... when you can put on a jacket when you go out, when you can turn off the A/C and save on the electric bill, when you can actually spend some time sitting out in the backyard listening to the birds.
The big News item today here in VA is the impending hurricane. The current forecast has Earl right off of our coast by Friday at 8:00 am. When I used to live in Va. Beach, the things that would fly off of the shelves of the stores in the wake of a hurricane were: bottled water, bread, beer, chips, batteries and potted meat. Almost the same menu at Superbowl time, minus the water and batteries. They used to tell us to tape up the insides of windows, like making a big "X" with duct tape. This was probably just a campaign to try and sell more duct tape. It doesn't offer any true protection and it's hard to get cleaned off if you let it stay on for too long. The theory was, that if a tree came crashing through the window, the duct tape would minimize the shattering of the glass.
Hopefully, we won't have any damage from this storm.