Offices and transit systems are closed today on the East Coast of the US, and I'm home alone, trying to get whatever work I can done by phone and email. I live inland, and looking out my window, all I see is a little rain. I almost feel guilty staying home, but the forecast is thing will only get worse after landfall this evening. TV images from the shore show much more damage and flooding due to the storm surge. For now, though, it's a nice day for me to stay inside, drink coffee, read, and maybe listen to some music, as long as the power holds out.