Plink, plink, plink...
Raindrops roll off of the leaves of the banana tree by my back door. It's not anything different from what happens here on a daily basis in July, just a summer storm.
This is the outer bands of the storm, which won't make landfall until tomorrow morning. It's going to be a long night.
We are trying to figure out how to entertain Ryan and Charlotte when the power goes out. Costumes and snacks will play a big role. If we get hot once the power goes out, we'll take a cold bath. We'll read books. Shine the flashlight on the ceiling and make shapes. Tell stories. We'll keep them safe. We're putting on a happy face now, saying what an adventure this will be. If this storm becomes a monster, we won't turn the TV on.