And a hard wind’s gonna blow and a hard line has formed at CostCo for bottled water. It’s unclear how severe Hurricane Irene will be in our parts of New England. Normally we would just hunker down for the storm’s duration at home or in Maine. I want to pull the boat from the lake and secure dock and deck furniture so Maine is the obvious choice. Complicating the picture is that we are attending–and I am officiating at–a wedding tonight in Boston. Wind strength is projected to start to increase in Boston tomorrow between 7-8 am and in Maine around noon. One plan is to rise tomorrow at the crack and drive to Maine. The other plan, currently favored, is to drive to Maine tonight after the wedding. I’m the designated driver. We’ll see what we do.