I live on the southeast coast, and my schedule has been VERY BUSY getting ready for Hanna.
I'm very grateful that we have the advance warning, and I cannot imagine how it must have been "in the old days" to have a storm like that arise out of the blue.
That said, the week leading up to a hurricane is SO stressful! In a way, it reminds me of the week before Christmas, when we're all so busy making preparations, and it seems like we're never REALLY ready.
Somehow, this time, I feel a sense of serenity through all the mayhem. I'm doing what I can, and then, it's time to trust in God that no matter what happens to my home and my possessions, my family and I will be OK.
Ready or not.............. here the storm comes! And, then there's Ike. Ah, the price I pay to live near the beach!
I just know I'm not alone.