1. Gas: for the car(s), for the grill, for the snowblower.
2. Fill a large stockpot with water for drinking needs. I told Mr. E that I wanted to put it in the refrigerator. He asked why I would want to do that. So bacteria would not grow in it. What is there in water for them to eat, he queried. The stockpot sat on the cooktop without issue.
3. Clear the yard of anything that can blow away: empty pots, planting and plant maintenance equipment.
4. Clear the porch railing of all the stuff that can blow off: plants, twine, pruners, containers of stale nuts for the chipmunks.
5. Queue up Accuweather doppler radar on the computer.
6. Worry about the big pine tree that I haven't taken down yet ($$$) and vow to get it removed this winter.
7. Formulate a backup plan if said tree lands on the house. (Call the insurance company for their list of people who remove trees and weather-proof broken houses.)
8. Finish doing the laundry in case electricity goes out for awhile.
9. Laugh off the electrical issues because we put in a generator this year.
10. Stare wistfully for days at the computer which does not have internet connectivity because Comcast lost a node that supplies us. The generator did no good on this one, and there is only one backup: tethering from Mr. E's phone in order to put up this post.