Here we go . . .

skull-of-matthewI just turned on my computer after doing school with Andy and running a bunch of errands. It opened to the Drudge Report and this picture. Not encouraging. The "Deadly Skull of Matthew." Ominous, isn't it? There are about 8000 different models that track hurricanes so it's hard to know what to expect. But, Florida is due for a hurricane so we're going to take this one seriously. 20161005_153213Apparently, so is everyone else. Sam's, Walmart, Winn Dixie and Walgreen's are all out of water. We're fine - we have water here but, that's a bit scary. Scarier still was the low supply of wine, beer and M&M's.  It's okay, though. I threw a can in front of some lady's scooter and snagged these for myself.

Now we just wait. It's likely we'll lose power for a bit but I don't anticipate much more this far inland. But, you never know. The last time we had hurricanes, Mike was in the hospital in the ICU. During that time we were hit by four hurricanes in a row. And, I really didn't pay that much attention. Our roof was ruined, the tree house was irreparably damaged and the  basketball hoop fell on top of Mike's car. The kids and I listened to a LOT of Harry Potter during our nine or so days of no power. In August. In Florida. In the end, it all worked out and Mike came home. So, whatever happens this time around, it will never be that bad.

Still, if you're so inclined say a prayer for everyone in this storm's path and especially for those poor people who have already been hit by the storm.