Last year in late October we had a minor snowstorm that caused lots and lots of tree limbs to break because of the fact that the trees still had their leaves on them. Now we are anticipating a combination of hurricane Sandy and an arctic storm bringing cold air to the northeast. Whether we will only have rain and wind, or snow again we do not know, but it is not likely to be a good situation. As Cathy Keisha said, the storm will blow the leaves off our deck! But I expect that it will blow even more ONTO our deck. Dad cleared all the leaves off the lawn and gave the grass a final mow of the season yesterday. I think we and many other coastal kitties are going to need your purrs, furriends.