I am so sick and tired of hurricanes!! Now that Rita is heading towards the Keys & Miami, I am stressing out again. It's not the hurricanes that stress me out as much as the task of boarding/shuttering everything up!!! For Katrina, I shuttered my house before leaving for Boston just to have peace of mind while on my trip. (BTW...very, very special thanks to Andy for coming by to help!!!) However, I didn't have time to even begin boarding/shuttering my rental properties. Shuttering my house is an overwhelming task by itself. I have 10' high windows along the entire back of my house in the master bedroom, living room and den. Each panel is almost 11' tall & weighs so much you can only carry one around back at at time. Now add the rental properties that take a large group of people 2 days to shutter. I recognize that a bad storm has the potential to financially ruin me. That scares the cr*p out of me and stresses me out like crazy!!! Ok. Thanks for reading my rant. I feel a bit better. At least until the 2pm advisory.