With Hurricane Irma approaching, Florida is bracing itself for what is being called ” the strongest storm to form in the Atlantic ever . ” That means stocking up on water, bread, paper goods batteries, etc. Everything is flying off the shelves, but a lot of stores have been good at restocking quickly. Gas is another story. Lines for gas are a mile long at the stations that actually have gas. Some stations have no gas at all and are waiting for tankers to come and refill.
Homes and businesses are being boarded up, and hurricane shutters are going up everywhere. During all the preparations, skies have been blue, and temperatures hot. Typical weather for this time of year. It’s the calm before the storm. Literally. This weekend the you-know-what is going to hit the fan.
All we can do, is prepare. And wait. We’re getting a visit from Irma. Like an unwanted houseguest, we hope her visit is brief, and that we come out of it without too much damage.
Signing off for now. Going to get some final hurricane supplies, then hunker down with my family. Keep all of us in Florida in your thoughts and prayers, we’ll need them.