WoW…what a whirlwind of a week it’s been.
Last Wednesday, my husband and I made the decision to evacuate for the first time ever for an impending hurricane coming our way.
We packed up the family + a dog and cat and headed to Opelika, Alabama. The four of us plus the animals were cooped up in a standard hotel room. It was tight but we made the best of it. Thank goodness the Fairfield Inn had a suite become available and we were able to move into the larger room Saturday morning.
Because not enough drama was already occuring during our hotel stay, our dog and cat decided they needed to get into a little tussle. Unfortunately, Pippa (our cat) got bit right below her left eye. Gillian and I took her to the Auburn University Emergency Animal Hospital to be evaluated. Five hours later we find out she needs to have stitches and will need to stay overnight. Good grief…that was an unexpected expense. UGH!!!
But you know what???? Our neighbors were great! They watched out for our house and sent us some pictures of the aftermath. We lost a Shumard Oak in our backyard along with quite a few fence panels. Lots of tree debris all over the front and back yards. All in all nothing that can’t be fixed fairly easily. We are so fortunate!!
We came home today and saw quite a bit of damage in our community. It sounds like tornadoes were popping up in the middle of the night. I can’t imagine how scary that must have been to not have power and not know where the tornadoes are heading.
Jacksonville faired ok during Hurricane Irma. The beaches took a beating again like last year during Hurricane Matthew. Downtown Jacksonville is currently flooded and hoping the water recedes soon. Lots of people without power in the entire state.
Thank you to everyone who reached out to me during the last week asking about my family and our safety. I think I’ve responded personally to each and every one of you. It means so much to me and my family that you’re thinking of us.
To anyone who was affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, I hope you are safe. Lets pray we have a quiet rest of hurricane season 2017.