We're in for a heavy dose of wind and rain overnight, which means I'll be keeping a close eye on the fireplace. Sooner or later, the water will work its way in, as it always does under such conditions.
The buckets are already in place, but I won't know if they're in the right places until later. That means I won't get to bed until after I can spot the drips or the rain stops, whichever comes first.
Note to self: earmark a few dollars for a pair of clover-shaped chimney caps, which are supposed to keep the rain out no matter which way the wind blows.