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Hurricane Irma Coming At Us In Florida


Here it is Wednesday and I have not even attempted to sew on either of my blocks of the week. For the last two days I have been trying to get my house ready for the hurricane to hit us this weekend. The sad part of all this work in hot and humid weather is that all I have done to prepare may not help if we take the direct hit that they are predicting.

I have been looking around my house, that has taken me my entire life to achieve, and know that when I come back none of it may be here. I know that the important things are people and not things, but at my age I find it very hard to think about starting over with nothing.

My daughter just moved here to Florida a few weeks ago and, unfortunately, her job demands that she stay on duty and she cannot evacuate with me. I will be so worried about her until I see her again. I would gladly stay with her if I was allowed. I am so thankful that all my other relatives are safely away from Florida and that Sami and I do have a place to go.

Please keep everyone in this hurricane’s path in your thoughts and prayers.



I am a retired grandmother living in hot and sunny Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

57 thoughts on “Hurricane Irma Coming At Us In Florida

  1. Oh Peggy, I was really hoping the hurricane would take a veer to the east and just avoid landfall all together. I’ll pray for you and especially your daughter. {{Hugs}} a bunch. Safe travels to you and Sami – I can hardly wait for an update from you after it has passed. Roseanne

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  2. Peggy, I am so sorry you have to face this and I am relieved that you and Sami have a safe place to be. I will pray for your daughter. You will be in n my thoughts, please let us know how you are and may you return to your beautiful home that is unharmed.

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    1. Thank you Abbie. I have lived in FL for 36 years and this is the scariest it has been for me with hurricanes. I guess it is just because I’m older and seeing the devastation in Texas. Prayers are deeply appreciated.


  3. I’m saddened that you even have to think about this. There are so many things that can happen in an instant that can change our lives forever. I hope this is not one of them for you. My thoughts will be with you and your family.

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  4. Peggy, I’m so sorry you are having to deal with this. You and your daughter are in my thoughts and prayers. Just know that prayers are being lifted everywhere, I went to 2 prayer meetings yesterday where we prayed specifically for the people in the path of Irma. Please be safe!❤️

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  5. Praying for safety for you, Sami, and your daughter. I’m glad you have someplace to go and escape. I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and experienced many hurricanes. Praying for little to no damage to your home. Keep us posted about how you and yours are doing.

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  6. So sorry to hear this. It must be an extremely worrying time. I hope things will not go as badly as feared but, most of all, I hope you all manage to keep safe. I wish you luck and I will certainly be keeping you and your daughter in my thoughts 🙂 x

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  7. I’ll be thinking of you & your daughter. I have some family in Florida that refuses to leave & I wish they would. I’m in South GA & will see some bad weather from the hurricane, but no evacuation required.

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  8. Praying that your home will not be damaged, and your daughter will stay safe. It looks like you have done the best you can in troubling times. The quilting will wait. Get out while you can. Let us know when you arrive at your temporary location.

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