Waiting The Storm Out

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.

13 comments

  1. World wide caring for those in the Mathew's way.

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  2. That's one of the reasons why I don't ever plan to live near the beach. Hurricane central. You're probably getting worse weather in Charlotte than over here in Spartanburg

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    1. Woke up to darkness and rain. Suppose to clear off by this afternoon.

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  3. You forgot about me. Lol! Hopefully, our place in Lakewood is safe. We left the beach and came back up to the lake. Seriously, hope everyone's property is unharmed and that there will be no loss of life. Take care, Lisa!

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    1. You have been on my mind! I sent you an email earlier.

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  4. Great entry. We were blessed that Matthew stayed off shore in our area. We haven't seen our home yet, we should see it this afternoon, if the roads are not blocked by the power folk and tree removers. I am looking out the front windows of the motor home and not a leaf is moving, the sun is out ant it is 75 degrees, where we are (35 mi NW of Orlando) you would never know there had been a hurricane.
    In a couple hours we head to Orlando to park the coach then drive to Deltona.

    Hoping and praying that no damage is done to your home away from home and the trip to the beach is beautiful for you guys.

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  5. I'm so thankful your friends are ok...what a massive and scary storm...I LOVE adverse weather...rainy, cloudy, lightening and thunder..but not THIS kind of storm.

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  6. Thankful that your friends have weathered the storm.
    Times like these I'm glad I live in the mountains. : )

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  7. We had a house right on the beach in California; no way would we own one on the East Coast!!

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  8. Glad your friends are alright. Thank you for bringing us your viewpoint of the storm

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  9. I'm so glad Tampa was a 100 miles from the eye. Whew.

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  10. I am so glad that Matthew left Florida alone♥ Happy Sunday, Lisa☺

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