We're smack where that yellow twisty-mark on the map is, right in the middle of the "cone." Lessee what the next few hours bring. Hopefully, just a downgraded storm. I actually love storms, even tropical ones. Just not the blow-you-to-bits kind.
I'm off to get those last few errands done and load the truck, in case we need to become gypsies for the next couple of days :)
5 P. M. update: Looks like it's downgrading somewhat and staying a tropical storm. We'll wait till 8 P.M. EST to see the next reading. Unless it accelerates, we'll stay home and enjoy the rain. I absolutely love the tropical storms (I like storms a lot of any sort as long as they don't take off the roof, etc.) We get those here a lot, and it's like most of the big ones we got in Tennessee, except usually with a lot less lightning and a lot more rain. Thank you to all the friends here who've left comments...we really appreciate your thoughts and prayers! This is at least a reminder that you can't underestimate hurricane season here; this one developed rather quickly into a possible problem...never can tell the degree of severity until they're about right on Florida, since most of the action starts cooking as they approach Cuba and the islands.