Just hanging out waiting for developments. Earl is still a hurricane but is down to cat. 1 instead of the monster cat. 4 that it was earlier. Winds are rising but so far no rain. Everything is done that I can think of. We have drinking water and flushing water. Everything loose has been put away and the vehicles are moved away from trees. We don't expect any real problems but it is better to be prepared, just in case. The forecast is for 2" of rain so that may cause problems for some people.We lost power last night for a while, no idea why, and got tired of sitting in the dark house so moved out the the trailer for a while.
I'd love to go to the shore to watch the waves but emergency people are advising that people stay home so that's probably what we'll do. The storm surge should be small because the tides are very low right now. During some other storms the water has come up into our woods.
Hurricane Juan wrecked our main barn and it wasn't worth repairing so nothing more to loose there.
The ferries are now canceled but the bridge is still open although I imagine it will be closed soon.