Last night after Paul's flute lesson, we played Apples to Apples with his teacher, the fabulous Mrs. D, and her boyfriend, which was quite fun. Once the power goes out, I'm looking forward to playing again and read by the light of our many battery operated lanterns, at least until the winds and rains die down and we get the generator up and running. Until then, though, we are enjoying our many electronics, surfing the web for news and watching "On Demand" movies on our TV.
While we are safe at home, we watch with some anxiety the waters surging towards many areas that we know and love. The boardwalk in Cape May, the parks and streets of lower Manhattan (where we are scheduled to go in two weeks), the Maryland and Delaware beaches, and the rivers which meet the Chesapeake Bay and house the West River retreat center, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center camp, and the Annapolis harbor, are all threatened by the rising waters.