Sometime around 3 a.m. I fell asleep and when I woke up at 9 it was at an instant run. That is it was, until I read email and listened to phone messages. WE'RE NOT EVACUATING! Not at the moment, anyway. Since this is a wind more than rain event, and since we're in a gully it probably won't be much wind either, we're staying put. Drawing a bathtub of water to flush the toilet in case the power dies, brewing coffee to stock up on it in the fridge, filling every available container with water. That's it. Just prepare for a power failure.
I've got a beside myself sorta happy going on. I won't completely unpack, because Jeanette said not to, but for now I'm all good with it being a somewhat normal day in the Shire. Days like this are when normal is a wondrous thing. I'll be back later.