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We were incredibly lucky that in Irma’s aftermath, we only had minor property damage and loss of landscaping. Moreover, the power stayed on the whole time. We were shocked that our power stayed on during the storm, since it tends to go out daily.
We did lose internet and cell service, which stinks. Netflix was a godsend during the storm. Currently, our cell service is intermittent at best, so if you can’t reach us that is why. I am hopeful that our cell service will improve in the coming hours and days.
We did lose our lime tree, which has been very good to us. Every year it has provided bountiful, tasty fruit and required little to no maintenance. We try to keep our fruit chemical free, so there’s no pesticides on the tree. Sadly, my mojito tree is no more.
We also lost some banana trees, but those grow back quickly. Our neighbors tree also fell into our backyard, but that’s about it. Our maple tree survived the storm! I cannot tell you how excited we were to see the tree still standing Monday morning. This is likely courtesy of Irma’s Winds that had shifted throughout the course of the storm.
We got lucky! The fact the storm weakened before hitting mainland Florida was truly a blessing. Our thoughts and sympathy are with the people of the Florida Keys and the West Coast of Florida who got walloped yesterday. Lastly, a sincere thank you to everyone for the checking in on us, the prayers and the well wishes