Read the daily musings of our beloved Angel Abby who passed over to the Rainbow Bridge August 12,, 2013. Our sister Gracie recently passed OTRB 2/11/14. Join our two Tabby Brothers, Ping and Jinx, and their Tuxedo sister Boo along the journey as they all adapt to new life with Manx Calico Annabelle who joined our family December 2013.
Why that nasty Irma
has passed and we are now in
the clean up stage.
So much debris.
But, no complaints, just
a lot of work.
Power is back on,
for the majority of the entire
State of Florida.
It is amazing what the ALL
the electric companies did
and what our amazing Governor
They were prepared.
As hard as it is to be without
power to have nearly everyone
connected back to power
is simply amazing
considering it was less than
a full week ago
Irma came for a visit.
She's says she's home!
Safe and not sure if she's sound or not
after all the stuff she has been through
over the past few days.
Hurricane Irma came in like a
lion around 2:30am, Monday
September 11th. I know that time
because the power went out
and I got to watch Irma give us all
she had. It was scary.
I was with my Mom at her home
for several reasons, and she has a dog.
The dog isn't used to cats.
The cats were on the enclosed patio.
But when I checked on them
Irma had brought in ankle deep
water where they were, so I had
to bring them inside. They stayed with
me while Irma raged. Each one exploring
and then jumping up in the sofa with
me as we got pelted with strong
sustained winds and rain and the
bluest lightening I've ever seen
with no thunder.
It was a no fun to be without power,
but my Mom lives in an area that doesn't
generally suffer outages. Her power
came back on after 8 hours.
Mine was out for 3 days and that was
good, well not good, but they got it on
as quickly as they could. My home faired well.
Lots of downed limbs and debris, but
no trees leaning on the roof, or
worse intruding into the home.
My neighbors across the street had
water in their homes up to 5'.
If anyone heard about the historic flooding
in Northern Florida, I live across the
street from the north prong of the
Black Creek. Black Creek was at it's
highest level in 150 years. Back then
I'm sure there weren't homes where they
are now. I live higher than a lot of
people in my neighborhood, so I had no
water. I have flood insurance though.
Basically being overly cautious because
I know all about Black Creek.
This was one of the worst storm
experiences I've ever had.
The older I get the worse I do with them.
But Northern Florida had not recovered from
Hurricane Matthew (CAT 4) last
October and now we have been hit with
Irma. Houses that were sitting teetering
on the edge in Vilano Beach (which
is near St Augustine) from Matthew,
went into the water. I know you are tempting
fate to live on the water, and I would never do so
but it's heartbreaking for those who
have to come home to that.
Mom is publishing this early because she is worried.
She always worries when there are Hurricanes
out in the Atlantic basin.
This is my reaction to it.
But, today is likely to be a close call
for some areas and we don't know if it will be us
or not as of this writing,but it is looking
more and more likely.
Purrs for all.
#irma UPDATE: Today is D-Day. I am writing this while I still have electricity. We expect massive outages. We just hope that no one loses life or property. We know we'll make it through but we are just so broken by all that we've been through this year.
Today we will be feeling
the first major effects of
IRMA. I will lose power.
They are warning for some it
will be several weeks.
For now all we pray for is
that our homes and people
It is nerve wracking to just wait
and wait and wait.
Tonight it will be bad
but tomorrow it will be worse.