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Glad everyone got through Jeanne OK. We arrived in Orlando two days ahead of her. It was really strange to find ourselves confined to our hotel. Found it really interesting to talk to 'evacuees' and hear their stories.
Our friends were at another hotel just up the road from ours and we called each other with updates. Their hotel lost power before ours did and the had more damage than ours too. It was really strange to be watching the storm on TV and think it was coming towards us and would get worse. The noise of the wind whistling down the corridors took me back to the story we had a while back about the Scottish Castle. It felt like we were in some haunted desolate place. I felt really sorry for people with kids. It must have been awful trying to keep them amused and explain why they couldn't go see Micky! We met a really nice couple from Tampa who told us that the last hotel they had weathered the storm at had opened up a huge room that the children could play football in! <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />
I felt really sorry when I saw houses with trees through their roofs etc. It is one thing to see this on the news but to actually be there and see at first hand was something else.
We got home yesterday and it was really only from the air that you saw how much flooding there was in the area around Sanford. I think Ron lives near there doesn't he?
Anyway, now I know what you are talking about (a little) when you talk of hurricaines and have even more respect than before at your laid back attitude to it. To have gone through it so many times in such a short space of time is awful.
I did hear one report say that this will be the pattern for the next five to twenty years, then another report said 2004 was a once in a lifetime event. Let's hope it's the latter.
Luckily Lisa took out to sea and let's hope you have no more this year.
Must admit though that if my husband was a roofer I'd have had him knocking on doors though <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ /> Only kidding. I must admit that I didn't realise you had a shortage of workers and that people couldn't just turn up from other states to do the work. That must make things really bad for householders.
I couldn't send this from the hotel as their computers were acting up, possibly because of the storm.
Glad it's over though – the storm <img src='style_emoticons//tongue.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’tongue.gif’ /> not my holiday <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />