From my desk: update

Neighbors sent a few pictures and the Manatee River is empty (well not totally…). The storm has sucked all the water out and must be saving it for the inland residents! Stay safe! This really is a bad one!

From my desk: 09/28/2022

We are waiting for Hurricane Ian to hit land. We put the hurricane shutters on our house and left. We are staying with my Dad as this assisted living facility is hurricane ready with safe windows and doors and they have generators. It is starting to get windy now. The state just shut down the Skyway Bridge so we wouldn’t be able to get home if we wanted. Hopefully we can go home by tomorrow. I am not complaining though because David and I have beds in my dads room. The lower floors are lined with beds and unfortunately is starting to smell bad. I only go down to bring the dog out!

If anyone else is in the path of this storm (Jim), stay safe!