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KATPILOT   

Things change so quickly. It looks like Irma is now going to effect Sarasota big time. 

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MartyT   

Yes, Steve. We are in preparation mode. Spending the day securing the house, making ice, filling tubs with water, removing movable objects from yard, lanai and patio, etc. etc. This monster affects all of Florida, and with only two major highways going north, there is no point in getting on the highway and in risking getting stuck there. Way too many other cars on the road. We are not in a flood plane, and not under any mandatory evacuation ~ so have decided to shelter in place. It looks as if the storm will begin in earnest some time tonight and continue through tomorrow. Biggest concern is wind damage and loss of power. I will keep everyone posted as I am able and as I have Internet service. Today I am busy at home with making preparations, so I won't be online as much as usual ~ but in the meantime, all I ask is that you continue to take good care of each other, and keep me in your prayers, as I keep you in mine . . . 

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KATPILOT   

Thank you Marty and do stay safe.  We are all here for each other.:wub:

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Prayers Marty and all in need. 

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kayc   

Praying, will continue!  Be safe!

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mfh   

Hello everybody, I see some familiar faces and names as I read posts. For those of you who do not know me, I am Mary, a colleague of Marty's and a former member and then moderator here. I will be covering the boards until Marty's power is back on. It could be a day or two or longer. I will check in a couple of times a day, read new posts and respond as needed.

Probably the most important thing you might want t to know about me is that I lost my beloved husband Bill in 2010 and joined these boards to gain support. It was the worst day of my life and I had no clue how to walk through it. As a therapist of many years I knew grief and loss well. I even knew many personal losses. But Bill's death was in a whole new world. With hard work and lots of support and time I am still here, still carry Bill in my heart a d soul daily, still miss him, and am creating a life for myself. You can read any of my posts if interested. In the meantime, I am here and Marty will notify me when power is on again. It appears the surge was, so far, not as damaging as anticipated but MSNBC is saying they will know more tomorrow. Let us hold each other and Marty in our hearts in these personal and global trying times.  peace in our pain, Mary

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Marg M   
41 minutes ago, mfh said:

I lost my beloved husband Bill in 2010

Hello Mary, good to have you on board.  Glad Marty rode out the storm.  Wish we could take all that excess water and dump it on our burning country.  Lots of worries, lots of clean up.  Thanks for helping.  

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kayc   

Mary,

We appreciate your presence, thank you!  

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mfh   

Thank you. I so agree about the fires. Like others here, I am sure we have connections to those fires with loved ones living in the areas and I think of the wild life and growth that is  being destroyed to say nothing of the buildings including homes. Most likely. We are surely learning or can learn as a country to do what you here do daily, support and care for each other.

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MartyT   

Dear ones, the storm has passed, I am safe and dry and feeling very, very grateful. No damage to home or property. My neighborhood lost power for 24 hours, and I still have no cell phone service ~ but at least I am back online. Given all the damage and turmoil throughout the state of Florida, I'm not sure if the power will stay on ~ but for now I want you all to know that I am fine. I am deeply grateful for your thoughts and prayers, and as always, so appreciative of the way you take such good care of one another. From my heart to yours, thank you 

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Marg M   

I kept hearing your part of Florida mentioned and would just think "oh no!"  I am glad you are okay.  Thank you for letting us hear from you.  Now we need to hear from others too.

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Gee Marty, I know you were tough, but to scare away a hurricane is awesome power!  🙂

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kayc   

It was the quietest I've seen during the hurricane, I think everyone was pretty focused on that.  I am so grateful you and your husband are safe and so is your home!

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MartyT   

Blessings to you, Kay, and thank you. I am beyond grateful ~ and so sorry that everyone in Florida and beyond was not spared this devastation. As someone else posted, I wish we could take all the water and dump it on those fires out where you are. One disaster after another. But still, they do bring out the best in us, as we look to our neighbors for help, understanding and support.  

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