10. Decorating the house (boarding up windows).
9. Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season (camping gear, flashlights).
8. Last minute shopping in crowded stores.
7. Regular TV shows pre-empted for 'specials'.
6. Family coming to stay with you.
5. Family and friends from out of state calling.
4. Buying food you don't normally buy . . . and in large quantities.
3. Days off from work.
And the number one reason a Hurricane is like Christmas...
1. At some point you know you're going to have a tree in your house.
(This is on the street directly behind us...)