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Monday, August 18, 2008

Here we go again!

Ah, yes! The never ending excitement of living in Florida.

Please keep us in your prayers as we expect tropical storm Fay to turn into a category 1 hurricane and pound into SW Florida (where we live) sometime in the next 24 hours.

Although we've been through many hurricanes, and this one certainly isn't anything to be too concerned about, it still is a bit worrisome when you have kids, especially little ones. A Hurricane Warning is already in effect for our area. For those of you that are not real sure what exactly a hurricane warning is, it indicates sustained winds of at least 74 mph are predicted for that designated area of the coastline within 24 hours. When this warning is issued, all residents should complete disaster action plans and seek shelter in the safest location.

To my fellow Floridian readers, stay safe and may God protect your home and family as we ride yet another one of mother nature's rollercoasters together.
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Tammy said...


Living about an hr away from the Gulf Coast in Texas I know the feeling all too well. I will be praying for your family's safety.


Bella's momma said...

Stay safe!!!

I just learned that the schools were closed here in our area~ 2nd day into the school year. PLEASE do not let this be another bad weather year!

Sherri said...

Praying for safety for your area! I hope it poops out before it gets to you.


Michelle said...

Oh, my! Stay safe, Ohilda!! Please keep us updated!

Aus said...

Ohilda and Scoot et al - prayers for a 'near miss' - but it really looks like Fay is a sissy! Look at it this way - some 'quality time' with Keifer - and - maybe as long as the 'net feed and power hold - time to catch up on the blogs! Stay safe -


The Byrd's Nest said...

Just prayed for you Ohilda that God would put a wall of protection around your family during these storms.

Jeff and Amy said...

Oh my saw this on the news will keep you all in my prayers!!!!

Walker said...

Saying a prayer for you!!
Stay safe!

The Ferrill's said...

Ohilda, I pray all you got was some rain and no damage! Let us know!
(Hurricanes are NO fun, I know from experience, living in a port city all my life!)

Waitingfaithfully said...

Hello friend!

Glad you were safe from the storm, have been out of touch traveling--hope it didn't come back around again, crazy Fay. One thing I don't miss about living in Florida!

Good to catch up on the rest of your trip, and see the newest member of your family, Kiefer, too cute.

Especially enjoyed your account of your visit with the Amish family, eye opening, to say the least.

Have a great week!



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