Waiting The Storm Out
Friday, October 7, 2016
Im two hundred miles from the South Carolina coast. Here, we have had a rainy Friday as hurricane Matthew makes his way up the coast of Florida and across the Eastern coast. Im a wierd one that would love to be down there in the middle of it. I love storms. Before our camping days, we rode hurricane Irene out from the balcony of an evacutated hotel.
Our home away from home is sitting within walking distance from the ocean with only the dunes to protect it from the surge. It should be packed pretty tight in the camper storage yard but who knows. About the only thing that we suspect could happen will be maybe some vents blowing off the top.
What is bothering me the most are my friends down there right now fighting against the wind. My brother-in-law lives only a few feet from the ocean. He has boarded up and headed inland (we think). I have a school friend who lives in Conway. Im pretty sure shes in far enough to be safe. Then there is my blog friends Jack and Sherry. Two love birds trying to remodel a new found home in Florida. I think they have shifted away from harm as well.
We have plans to head down to the coast next weekend for our last vacation of the year. We hope all is intact and the flood waters have rolled back into the sea. My husband is being a little pessimistic while im the optimistic one. I think by next weekend, it will be beautiful. I know what it looks like down there after a hurricane. All the shops are boarded up and the place looks like a ghost town. I hope its all clear and back to normal when we see it next weekend. Until then, we will wait it out.
Prayers to all in the path of this storm. Stay safe!
UPDATE: Just read where Jack and Sherry are ok and the storm has passed in Florida. They are heading back to work on their new home tomorrow.