Nance? Here ya go--
I'm right where that red star is...If you can see from the surrounding waterways, evacuation is something that folks in my area consider a luxury, as you'd have to start out two days in advance. Besides, my husband's job entails that he be on call during a state of emergency--dumb, tho, considering the bridge is closed--he couldn't get there anyhow. So it's not about being tough--it's about being STUCK. (There's only two ways outta here and one of them is to Mississippi, and well, we weren't going there.)
It's looking like we'll skim just left of Ivan, which is good for us, but bad for my nephew, who is located in Mobile.
On the bright side, as you know, we've managed pick up the workshop we had set up outside (cracked tile EVERYWHERE! ) as we renovated this house, and well, we had plenty of wood to board up with. Another bonus is that this house has interior rooms.
But I'll check in, weather allowing, and I sure wish Ethel would check in as well.
Anybody hear from her? Or Temptress?
In comparison, my situation is much safer than theirs.
Hugs Nance, your concern touches me deeply.
And shaking my head, keep praying for Florida folks. It doesn't seem to be over for them.