Our apartment is under voluntary evacuation. They told us to put masking tape X's on the windows (you can kind of see them in the picture). If we could have, we would have driven to Pennsylvania to see my grandparents, but I have to work on Sunday and so we can't leave. We're moving Vindaloo, our cat, with us to a hotel in Manhattan for the next two nights.
If you could, please say a prayer for the East Coast, for those who have already been hit by Irene in both South Carolina, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.