Thank you everybody for your concern for our safety, as well as your comments on yesterday’s blog about managing to pay off our house. They are much appreciated.
The outer bands of Nicole are coming ashore and we have some high winds and rain, but we are okay. The actual eye is supposed to make landfall quite a way south of us and cross the state to the west side before it turns north. We are well out of the cone unless something changes at the last minute. As of the 11 o’clock news last night, they said by noon today we will be through the worst of it and things will start clearing up considerably.
So far we haven’t had any power outages or other issues here at home, but several beachside condominiums in nearby New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach have been evacuated because the heavy waves have damaged or washed away the sea walls protecting them and their structural integrity is very possibly damaged, or will be. Much of that damage to the sea walls happened in Hurricane Ian in October and this just exacerbates the problem. Compared to those folks we are doing just fine.
I am going to make this a short blog so I can get it out there and we can get to bed, just in case things do get worse during the night and we have to get up. More than likely, we will just sleep through everything and wake up when it’s all over. That’s my preference anyway.
Thought For The Day – If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.