Many of you know that I live in Florida so I thought I might give you a little update on the spot where Hurricane Matthew is supposed to hit. Right now the models show that the center of the hurricane will barely make contact with Cape Canaveral - about 30 miles from where we are. That will happen during the night tonight.
I'm writing this from my upstairs sewing room. It's eerily dark up here because usually at 7:30 in the evening I still have some natural light coming in. But hurricane shutters are covering all of our windows so the only light is that coming from the ceiling fans.
It's also eerily empty without the sewing machines. I re-located them all to a closet downstairs because they are the most valuable things up here, and the most easy to move. If Matthew takes off our roof, my new floor, my beautiful new desk, and just about everything you see here will be lost (we all know how Ikea furniture fares getting wet, lol). Pray that our roof stays on!
A few minutes ago I took pictures of my kids playing in the driveway during a break in the rain. The wind is just a pleasant breeze right now, giving us a break from the heat and humidity.
But I wonder if tomorrow night our town will be like the ones we see on the news. Where kind people go with tools and matching t-shirts to help clean up. I have already experienced heart warming kindness from strangers and friends. The guy at Ace hardware who helped me get my things to my car. The lady from church who called to see if we were prepared. Do we need times like this to make us be nice to each other?
Then I noticed this beautiful Bird of Paradise bloom in our front yard. He looks like he's guarding our bedroom window. Yes, the one back there covered with corrugated metal. I knew that if I picked him he would die. But will he last the night anyway? Sigh. I'm going to leave him there and see.