I sit here in Tampa waiting for Irma to arrive. A little scared and nervous. Thought about evacuating when they issued the mandatory evacuation but there really is no where to do. If you want to "leave", you sit on a highway and run out of gas. Otherwise you go to a shelter. As of the last check, they are all full other than one, which is not pet friendly. I have neighbors staying also and I will probably spend tomorrow night with them so that I'm not alone. Everyone says I'm such a strong woman but I realized today that I got a lot of my strength from Dennis. With him gone I feel like a sissy :) Lord get me through this storm in one piece.
Hope all goes well with you! My sister in law and family are in Fort Myers. Have not been in touch with her. Hope it goes well for her too.
Hope they evacuated. Fort Myers is the point of entry. Prayers for all of us. Funny I took a valium and feel so much better :)
I am not so afraid of the winds it is the storm surge afterwards. I hope it moves further inland so that the storm surge is not as bad. I probably would be this afraid even if Dennis were here. The difference is that he would be telling me, don't worry we'll be fine. I think I'm going to imagine him talking to me. Please stay safe.
Once I was in a storm with 110 MPH winds and that was frightening. I was in college then with no husband or children or house to worry about and it still was frightening. I simply cannot imagine what TX and FL and the rest of the SE are having to deal with moment to moment. And, for you, getting back to normal will go on for months or longer, if ever. Wishing I was in a position to come help you all. Instead...positive thoughts, prayers, virtual hugs.
I was so lucky. No damage, no flooding, no loss of power. Right after Dennis passed his cell phone disappeared. I had always put it in one place and when I went to get it, it wasn't there. I looked all over and could not find it. In the days before the storm I was talking to Dennis constantly. I was asking him to make sure I made the right decisions and to watch over me. The night the storm was arriving I went to take a t-shirt out of a drawer, and there was his cell phone. I have no idea how it got there, I cannot imagine putting it there myself. I took it as a sign that he heard me and I was going to be okay.
Callie where do you live? I used to live in East Brunswick, NJ and we survived Sandy. That was pretty scary. We lost power for a week and after 2 days Dennis told me "I have nothing left to say to you, I've said it all in two days" Lord I miss him.