Most of you know I live in Tampa, Florida, site a big hurricane situation for the last… oh, WEEK or so.
Last night Irma rolled through.
Bottom line, we’re fine.
Lots of wind and not too much rain, zero flooding at our house. (My fireplace dripped for a few hours, but what are you gonna do – technically it’s a hole in the roof, isn’t it?)
We have several tree limbs down in the yards and no electrical power yet – that cut out at about 8pm last night – but the phone lines and cell towers never stopped working, so we were able to stay current on important updates on Facebook. (Gotta have a cat meme fix on occasion, you know?)
Today we’ll fire up the generator and cook some stuff from our fridge outside on our gas grill and watch DVDs while we await the return of general electricity, while using the batteries and chargers we charged.
Savvy’s been playing Minecraft since 6am, after falling asleep on the couch watching Guardians of the Galaxy on a laptop between her loving parents, safe and sound, knowing everything was going to be okay.
That’s how you know you did it right.
We were lucky, and we were prepared.
And we thank all of you who sent your thoughts and prayers.
That’s the weather radar, and that scary red dot was Irma – now just a storm.