I thought I would create a thread that I can use to post updates as we experience this massive beast of a hurricane over the next couple of days or so. If any of you saw news reports with photos, you can see just how huge this sucker is ... very, very scary, especially when it's going to engulf our entire state. My Mother lives with me and we are getting ourselves together to go to my brother's house about 30 minutes away from us. His house is concrete block with a low profile roof, he might lose roof shingles, but his house had a survey for wind mitigation and passed. He is also preparing the pool area which is something not to miss. I just don't know what I'll find when we get back home. We live in a gated complex community and the buildings are pretty solid, but we're also in a mandatory evacuation area because of how close we are to the water. The main concern would be storm surge. We are only 5 feet above sea level and we're expecting 3-5 ft storm surge, so don't know how much flooding there will be. With the wind as high and brutal as it's going to be, there's no telling what the end result will be. As soon as possible, we will come back and take an assessment of everything. In the meantime, I won't be in the game at all until all of this is over. I'm taking my laptop, and even though I can log into the game on it, I can't play the game, only chat. However, we don't know what the power situation is going to be either, so I may only get to use my tablet or cell phone to communicate. I can always charge my phone in my car when the weather isn't bad. I need to get myself one of those portable chargers. Ok, everyone hang in there, I'm sure you'll do fine without me, and we'll kick it up on the other side when I get back to a semblance of normalcy. Writing update posts will help to reduce my stress a bit ... I think my Wonder Woman Syndrome will be sitting on the back burner for a few days, BUT ... the book writing will continue. This is slated to be the worst US hurricane in history. Obie probably used his wizard magic to conjure this one up because he wants me to have an exciting and "Unexpected" birthday ... whatever the case, it's a birthday I'll never forget. Ciao for now.