We had a real shingle-shaker last night! It poured rain and the wind came in sustained bursts that were hard to believe. My neighbors here live in RV's and I guess many got rocked pretty hard. While the wind was loud in here, I only felt a little movement on a couple of the really strong blasts. It felt so cozy to hear the rain and wind, snuggled up under a down comforter in the loft.
Saturday I went to my storage and managed to locate my box of Christmas decorations and I have it stored in the trunk of my car until I can find time to decorate. I think this year I will outline the porch in lights. Last year I put LED candles in the windows that faced the road. That really made the house look like one of those Christmas village miniatures! I suppose that with some good planning I could outline the whole house. We'll see.