Goodbye Frances. Hello Ivan

It appears that we have survived our second hurricane. The rain and wind started picking up late last night around 12:30 a.m. and then it settled down again. This pick-up of rain and wind every few hours would happen throughout the day. In fact, it’s still going on right now. It would pour down rain with strong gusts of wind for about 30 minutes to an hour and then it would be quiet for two to three hours. The news reported that our area had 5″ of rain and sustained winds of 51 miles per hour. We never lost power, although it did flicker every now and then. Believe it or not, but another hurricane, Ivan, has started to head our way.

All of us sleeping in the same room last night was a disaster. Around 3:30 a.m. Emily woke up and wouldn’t go back to bed, she kept giggling, and Abby kept pointing it out. Since the weather was pretty tame at the time, we went ahead and put her in her room while the rest of us went back to sleep in Abby’s room. Needless to say, our blow up mattress isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world and I will be looking forward to sleeping in my bed tonight.

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