Sep 192017
 

I’m so thankful Hurricane Irma wasn’t as strong as they predicted for our area. Only minor damage where we’re living now, and one tree down at the house in town. We did loose everything in our fridge/freezer and another freezer. Tons of food gone to waste 🙁

I didn’t  read or listen to my current audiobook. No blogging or visiting blogs, so it will take me  few days to catch up. Also none of my dvr shows got recorded so I have to find them On Demand.

We stayed with my son Jeremy, daughter in law Susie, Arianna and Jordon, since they live in town and only a few minutes from work. (Thanks so much for inviting us to stay with you. It was very much appreciated!) The first few days were bearable because there was a breeze, but then the wind stopped and it got HOT! Thankfully my son and daughter in law found a generator in a town about 50 minutes away, so they drove there and bought it. It felt so good to have a/c again! Let me tell you, nothing was easy to find after the hurricane hit. The grocery stores and gas stations finally got up and running but lines were really long and they ran out really soon.

Publix opened up as soon as they could but ended up having to close in a short time because they sold all their food. I love Publix, Here is one of the reasons why. Make sure you read the article after watching the video.

 

Our electricity where we live finally came back on we were able to go back home on Sunday.

The Withlacoochee River is flooding and many houses are in water. We live about a mile from the river, but thankfully it hasn’t reached us.

My daughter Kilah, son in law Harley, Alecia, and Harley Jr.  stayed with Harley’s brother. They are all ok.

Thank God Maria is headed out to sea!

My prayers are with everyone who has suffered from the hurricanes, fires, floods etc.

BTW: I’ve lived out in the country for over 30 years which means well water. You need electricity to use well water. When I found out Jeremy & Susie still had water, I was shocked. I had forgotten that with city water you still had water, it just can’t be heated. I loved still being able to take a shower, but doing it by flashlight and only cold water isn’t something I’d recommend. Especially having to wash your hair in cold water. Brrrrrrrrrrr

  16 Responses to “We Survived Hurricane Irma!”

  1. I’m so glad you’re safe!

    We had a neighborhood well when we lived in North Carolina and were without water for 3 days – it was awful.

  2. Yikes, I’m glad to hear from you again. That was a bugger of a storm and sounds like you were impacted harder than us up here in the top of the state. I’m glad things are returning to normal for you again.
    We still have big limbs to haul away but we were fortunate.

    Glad you had a safe place to ride things out!

  3. Glad you are safe and life is returning to normal. We were in NY at the time and were very fortunate Irma took an inland track above Naples.Trees down, power &water out, and minor flooding, but nothing catastrophic as feared. Power and water restored Thursday, but cleanup continues.

  4. I’s so glad you made it through okay. I imagine you’re glad things are slowly returning to normal.

  5. So glad you are safe and back home.

  6. I’m glad you are safe. It’s good Irma wasn’t as strong as they predicted, at least at some places. Glad to hear from you.

  7. I’m so glad for you….
    best regards from Italy

  8. I have a gas water heater so even without electricity we can have hot water. I am glad you avoided lots of damage. It has been so devastating around the world!

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