Back to Normal

Woke this morning to a normal summer day in South Florida.  At 6am I went outside to check and it was very warm, dry and breezy.  The storm is gone leaving only a few showers and a  nice breeze and 77% of the county without power.  Thank God, we have power and never lost it.  All of our power lines are under ground so that helped a lot I am sure.  We will still have some showers and a good breeze but that is normal for Florida for this time of the year. I just went outside and got some pictures of the areas that I had to show you from the windows.

This is the area I showed you from our front window.  The patio is behind me here but these are the trees you saw flapping in the wind.  

This is the only tree/bush that had any damage and this missed the car so mo harm done.  They will just cut this branch off the bush and you will never know it broke off.  

This is the view from the dinning room window only I am now outside.  You can’t really see the window behind those palms even with the strong breeze. 

This is the mess that was under the palms.  Much of it is still there but I had to pull a couple fronds out of my blueberries and that is all the mess I can find anywhere in the area to show you, so you see if that is the worst thing I can complain about, I really have no complaints.  We have water, power, and AC so the gang will all come here for a shower and to cool off if there is no power in Patty’s house.  

Here is the area in the back. It is the savannas and without the wind blowing it is thick and dark.  You can’t see the river that runs down the middle of it because the undergrowth is all up around it and without the sun shinning in there you can’t see.  Not much water in there  either.   So as you see we are back to normal with out a hiccup.  Don’t forget Florida – Many still need our prayers.  The temperatures will be in the 90’s as the sun comes out and with no power that is no AC and with the high humidity we have here, that can be dangerous for the elderly.  Patty has just left for her house.  She called to tell us there is a palm tree down near the pool and one street sign down in our community,  Also the light at Tiffany and USI is out but there is a police man there to direct the traffic so at least they are one it.  Now we will find out if she has power.  I hope so as she has two freezers full of food for her large family.  Also got a message from Shirley.  So far she has no power but lots of candles and only one tree down across the drive that didn’t hit anything so no damage so far.  She is still in the middle of Irma so I’ll pray things don’t change.  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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1 Response to Back to Normal

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    What a miracle for you! I am so glad. Your pictures look so much better than what other people are enduring. Your area is charmed. I intend to ask you about Shirley. I found a letter she wrote to my mother years ago. I will have to find it again! Enjoy your paradise.

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