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It always amazes me how life and life's problems can take a swift turn, so that one's focus moves from "Will I survive this cancer?" to "Will I have a home left when this hurricane is done with Florida"? Well, Irma appears to be setting it's small eye on Florida and in my case it ain't looking good. Forget buying water or plywood now- nada-good luck with that! Please say a prayer for all the people in the path of this Cat 5 hurricane, we need all the prayers we can get.

Warm Wishes,

Cathy

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Cathy,

I thought about you earlier today! If you have to migrate North, do you have a place to stay?

We are in Central FL and went out today to stock up on water, gas, etc. Based on the potential track of this thing, it seems like the entire state is a possible target.  We are planning to stay put since we are high (for FL standards) so flooding isn't going to be an issue. The wind and rain may be though.  I was amazed at how empty the store shelves already are. I think Harvey has given everyone notice that they better not take anything for granted.

PM me if you need to talk. I don't want to put my number out there in public!

Good luck to all of us.

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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I am a bit freaked out as it appears that we are facing a Category 4 hurricane. I will be "hunkering down" and pray that I will have a home when this nightmare is over with sometime on Monday. Gees, I have so much to do in the next 2 days, including installing all the hurricane shutters on all the windows- a *****- and move all the furniture, orchids and other plants I have on my 900-square-foot pool enclosure. And, I appear to be suffering from a painful case of planters feasiatist. Oh, boy, I am not looking forward to my hurricane preparations! This situation makes me realize that there are more immediate threats to one's life than cancer. Go figure! Never did I think that I would still be here after my stage 3a, UPSC, cancer diagnose almost 4 years ago (10/14/17) yet I am still NED!!

With much love to each of you beautiful and courageous women- you are never far from my thoughts and prayers,

Cathy 

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Between wildfires out west and hurricanes in the south, it's turning out to be a horrendous end to the summer.  Good luck!

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Sending prayers to all in the path of Mother Nature.  My state, Montana, has so much smoke we couldn't see a hurricane coming.  We are praying for snow.  Lou Ann

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I'll pray for both of you. So sorry that you have to bear this along with everything else. 

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Wishign you well!!

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I'm located on the west-central coast of Florida. Based on the latest update it looks like my area will be spared. Anyone in the path of Irma is welcome to come and stay with us, just send me a message. Kim

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Kim, we just bought a house on the west coast of Florida in Tarpon Springs.  We have insurance but are hoping that our 27' above sea level is enough and the place holds together against those winds.  We are safely sitting in northern Wisconsin, glued to the weather station.  I talked to my cousin who was on the road after evacuating Key Largo this morning.  I have a friend who owns a beautiful home in Jupiter whose two college age kids are trying to find gas to get out of there.  After seeing what this hurricane has done to the islands it has hit, it really scares me.  I hope everyone is safe!!

Love,

Eldri

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Eldri, I am glad you are safe. If your cousin or friend need a place to stay, just let me know. So far, all indications are that my part of Dunedin (away from the water) will be okay.

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Hi, Eldri, 

I certainly understand your concern. I would be happy to keep you posted- just PM me. It appears to be entering FL on the southwest side of FL.  Who knows what the spaghetti model will tell us tomorrow??. 

MAbound
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Hearing that any of you are in harms way is going to worry us all, so please do  what you have to do to be safe! We'll be praying that something happens between now and when Irma reaches you that the danger will be greatly diminished from what it is now. Harvey was enough! Let us know how your're doing when you can and we wouldn't mind updates on any Texans impacted by Harvey, either.

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Prayers for Florida, Montana, and yes still Texas! What ann did to summer!!

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I'll be worrying about you all. Be safe and get back to us when you can 

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Abbycat2
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and support! Well, I am about as prepared as I can be and will have to wait and see what turmoil she plans to create in my life. Seems to put cancer on the back burner, so that's nice! I may be facing damage to my HUGE live oak in my front yard and roof damage. Midnight on Sunday will be the highest hurricane winds in my little town in FL. Pray for everyone in it's path and for all the people harmed by Hurricane Harvey.

Warm Wishes and Love,

Cathy

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sending prayers for you and all you neighbors.

Nellasing
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Prayers that everyone is safe and the damage isn't as bad as they think.  Keep us posted as you can.   (((HUGS)))

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Cathy

Prayers to you and your family.  I had family living in Jacksonville, but they moved to North Carolina.   My husband's friend said it took them 17 hours (instead of 4) to try to get to Jacksonville yesterday.    Please keep us updated so we know you are safe.  Do you have a place to stay up north?

(((Hugs))) 

Kathy

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Hi all just a quick note to let you know we are safe. Still no power tho. Cindi

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Kvdyson
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Sorry to hear about the continued power outage, Cindi. Ours came back on yesterday around 5:30 pm. Hopefully yours will be soon!

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its a relief to know you are ok. 

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Cathy?

How are you?   I hope things are starting to get back in order for you.   

Kathy

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Every time I log in, I hope to hear from her

MAbound
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Does anybody know how Cathy is doing? It's been 11 days since she posted on this thread she started and it's worrisome.

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