Tropical Storm Karen is on the way. Our forecast shows it could increase to 70mph when it hits here but our actual forecast is calling for 20-40 mph winds. I think our local weathermen are happy to be forecasting a more serious storm and the local news is probably happy not to be forecasting about day 4 of the furlough. We have two military bases and a lot of people not working. I have plants and small projectiles brought in so far. I am not very worried about the storm, it will be windy and dump about a foot of rain on us, which we could use. It will give the town a chance to see if all the drainage they installed in our flood prone area pans out. I am definitely more concerned about being cooped up with 2 teens and 1 preteen.