Thursday, September 07, 2017

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There were three best moments today:

We made it through the night and woke up to find minimal damage. Irma veered northward enough that we only caught a glancing tropical storm-like blow instead of the full Category 5 fury.

Which led to our second "best  moment:" On our way to check on the horses I stopped at home. House and business are fine.

So the weird part of all this is we didn't flood! There was a big storm surge and high waves but very little rain. We drove down the coast this afternoon and saw several places where the ocean pushed through, The waves must have dammed up the end of the river but there wasn't enough ran to cause it to flood. There were some limbs down and a lot of leaves and debris to rake up, but no flood damage to clean up.

Poor Chocolate! He's the leader, its his herd. He must have been awake all night keeping vigil over his charges. He was exhausted  - but otherwise fine - when we got there this morning. In the photo above he is resting his head on my shoulder. I rubbed his neck and he just stayed there. This went on for quite a while. We will post more photos when we can.

We're mostly running on battery power and a "portable hotspot" on my phone. It is barely allowing me to post this let alone upload photos.  We're hoping - but not counting on - getting power back tomorrow. So far we've had water but the pressure has dropped this afternoon and we don't know how long that will last. We stock piled quite a bit so we should be okay And it's supposed to rain again.

Alright. Gotta go. More when we can.

1 comment:

tslazoo said...

Great to hear you guys are just fine and so is the house and bar and horses. We were so happy when Elaine responded to our text this morning. Hugs to you both.

I wanted to let you guys know there were a few Islands that are totally devastated. Barbuda almost 96% of all structures are damaged. Tortola took a direct hit and the stories trickling in say the entire island has severe damage. Jost Van Dyke has severe damage as does St Thomas. Saint Marteen destroyed. Bad news even worse, Hurricane Jose is now a CAT3 and heading for the Leeward Islands

Love
Tim and Samantha