Happy Hurricane Irma Sunday morning to the Blogosphere, I’m happy to say that we’re still safe and enjoying all the comforts the 21st century offers. Given the intensity and size of this storm, I would be surprised if we didn’t lose power sometime today. We’ve experienced too many tornado warnings to count at this point. Scarily, many of these tornadoes have been close to our neighborhood. Fortunately, they’ve been close to our neighborhoods, but not in our neighborhood.
Nevertheless, the weather has been loud all night. Given the posts on our community’s Facebook page, I’m not quite sure how we slept through one of the squalls that came through earlier this morning. Perhaps its the pure exhaustion from anticipating the storm or the nyquil we took to help alleviate the sinus pressure. Either way we slept through the crazy weather early this morning, but woke up to another loud squall line around 8:00 am.
One peculiar aspect of the hurricane experience, if you will, is the sinus and ear pain that comes with it. As the pressure changes, the sinus headaches and ear pain can begin. Last night around 9:30, the Mayor started to have a sinus headache, so he had some ibuprofen and went to bed. No more than two hours later, Goalielocks was also complaining of a sinus headache. I was not immune either, so I took some Nyquil before bed to alleviate the pain. If you’re local to Florida and experiencing similar symptoms; tylenol, ibuprofen, flonase (or any nasal steroid), or Aleve will help alleviate the pain.
The Hubby was able to get the dogs outside quickly between squall lines and got a picture of the street. Fortunately, there’s been no major damage here less palm fronds littering the streets. We did, unfortunately, lose on of my favorite trees. My lime tree. We bought the lime tree because we love mojitos, margaritas and coronas with lime. After this storm, we will be looking for a new lime tree. If that is the worst damage we have, we are truly fortunate given the pictures I’m seeing from the Florida Keys, Miami and the Caribbean. Prayers for all my friends and family in Irma’s path today and tomorrow. I’ll continue posting as long as I’m able as it is a great outlet for nervous energy.