Quick update. I hope everyone in the path of Hurricane Matthew is safe and home to find minimal destruction. My son and I evacuated to Augusta where he found us a room at Hotel Evacuee on the Fort Gordon Military base. It was actually a Holiday Inn express but welcomed civilians and we were very grateful. Augusta was full of us east coast strays hiding out and sharing what we knew. Being able to stay in touch online was a godsend.
We left for home at the crack of dawn yesterday not knowing what we would find. My little house is low and close to a retention ditch. It did not flood inside! Yipee! I had a lot of debris and tree limbs and still have no power but I can't complain. I opened the windows, got my candles out and rolled my sleeves up and got to work feeling very fortunate.
I may not have power for awhile but all is well and I hope you are as well. Thanks for all the offers of help and shelter. Picture me blowing kisses to everyone!