I have friends in New Bern, NC, and along the Wilmington coast. Most have evacuated. One acquaintance publicly stated yesterday that she was staying in her house on the Wilmington coast, and hasn't posted since. I don't think she made a smart decision.
Here is the thing, though: while I know there are people who are staying because they feel they can't afford to leave, or feel they can't bring their pets, this lady is one of those who has the resources to leave. By staying, and then possibly yelling for rescue later, she is endangering EMS workers' lives. This pisses me off immensely. You want to risk your own life? Cool. You're a grown-ass adult; you get to make that decision. But you should not ever get to make choices that cause unnecessary risk to animals, children, or other adults.
On a different note, it is a beautiful, sunny, summery morning here in Colorado. Hurricane? What hurricane?
I had a rather strenuous workout yesterday, so today is a SDO and I am making a dessert for a dinner party with friends tonight. Boston Cream Pie. It was an epic mess (but tasty!) the first time I tried it, so this is attempt #2, and THIS time it will be, okay, probably not perfect. But I hope it will be Awful Darn Okay.