Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma is History...

...and thankfully the Wheeler clan is well and good. Irma stayed over land and calmed more than expected, from a cat 3 to a cat 2. But even with that, we were amazingly left whole. We expected devastation. 12 of my Tampa neighbors lost their homes through fallen that number again...12...not 120,000. Dina says it was prayers. I'm good with that.

In joy I share yesterday's view, the same angle I took Saturday night as Irma neared...and am full of joy all those limbs (for the most part) are still up there. Lots of debris. But the house is whole. And the pups and I survived. All good news.

Note the sound of the generators in the background. Most of the 'hood' got their electric back on at 2:30 this AM. Many neighbors weren't so lucky. They are on lines downed by a tree up the street. My heart and prayers for all who lived through what could have been a much worse storm.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Irma Is Coming

Last time I posted, we expected Hurricane Irma to track up the East Coast of Florida. We woke this morning to a West Coast track...right over my home of Tampa. As my neighbor said, "Irma is going to be redrawing this part of Florida," and there will be a lot of us without homes in 30 hours or so.

I put my foot down and sent Dina to stay with friends on the East Coast. I'm hunkering down since not much I can do with two fifty pound dogs. I look up at the giant oaks surrounding my house, and I'm not embarrassed to say I'm worried.

Maybe pray for us, if you believe.

So here are some snaps from a paddle I took on Monday

On the south side of the river

On the north side of the river

Love the deadwood poking out.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Just Foolin' Around

Greetings from the very-worried Hermit Writer. (Irma is coming)

Prayers for the Seaboard

Sunday, September 3, 2017


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