My wife and I have spent the last three days preparing for a CAT-3 (4?) hurricane and the past five hours closing our hurricane shutters which, having not been opened in eleven years, have been a little uncooperative. We did complete the usual “sky is falling” preparations, i.e. buying an assortment of foods we’d have to be starving to eat, purchasing an abundance of cheap bottled water (the designer brands are usually left untouched), then standing in long lines in grocery stores and at the gas pump while time ticks down and the local and national media continues its round-the-clock coverage of Armageddon.

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