Outer Bands

It is now 2:30 and Irma’s eye is getting near Naples, FL on the west coast. It still has not made land fall but the whole state is covered with the hurricane.  Here are my newest pictures. 

Out the front window.  It is not possible to show the wind without the motion.  I don’t know how to post a video so you have to use your imagination.  You can see the winds are stronger than they were earlier by the big trees and how they are bending.  The rain is heavier also, but we are just a snug and happy as before.  We still have power so Patty is working on her new quilt and I am working on my Star Wars figures.  I now have three band members done.  

Aren’t they cute?  One more and this group will be done.  Remember I am making  four sets so I have three more to do.

Back to Irma.  This is out of our bedroom window.  You can see the rain that is whipped over the Savannas and see how all the trees and bushes are being whipped around.  Our neighbor didn’t pick up their palm fronds so they are now being blown around, so far they are not coming this way so no harm done.   There are all kinds of tornados being blow up so we are under a tornado watch almost all the time but they disappear almost as fast as they fire up so none hare given us a scare so far.   Also most of the ones in St Lucie fire up west of us or out on the island.  Nothing to worry about so back to work and get my band done.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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3 Responses to Outer Bands

  1. Shanti Kaur Khalsa says:

    You are making the Star Wars band while getting hammered by the Irma bands. Nice! You are certainly are a seasoned team of cool hands. Sending you love!

    • Good Morning! 77% of St Lucie County homes are without of power but we never lost power at all. We have no damage at all and no standing water near us. We still have some winds and of course it is very warm out side so we are glad we have our AC running. Becca and the kids went to Jen’s house because she is a little further West and has a newer house so thought it would be safer but they lost their power which means they had no AC. I don’t know if they have it back now, Becca has her phone off to save power so Patty hasn’t heard from her. We were very blessed, someone was watching over us through the whole thing and we are thankful. Love you Mom

  2. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    You will long remember the rainy, windy Sunday when you continued to crochet cuties! I hope it doesn’t get any worse.

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