Saturday, 6 September 2008
Still standing, mostly
We worried a lot about what Hurricane Gustav might do to our house during the "evacuation vacation" in Florida – especially since we had put up only a couple of the hurricane shutters before we left (long story short: we'd left on what was meant to be a short vacation before the storm turned nasty and the evacuation was ordered).
So when we came home to find that our side fence had decided to have a bit of a lie-down, we felt very lucky indeed.
The Gulfport and Biloxi beachfronts didn't fare so well, but that's not our mess to clean up.
We dodged distressing losses this time, through sheer luck. Next time something's brewing in the Gulf, no matter how many miles or how many days away it's projected to be, we're putting up every last hurricane shutter before we leave.
It probably won't stop us fretting from afar, but at least we'll know we've done all we can.