Day 186 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach. Today’s statistics for COVID-19 from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 5,851 cases and 99 deaths, and for Florida are 731,012 cases and 13,387 deaths.
I haven’t posted for a few days because on Tuesday, Hurricane Sally gave us over 10 inches of rain and them on Wednesday at least a couple of more inches. Add that to the rain we got from the tropical storm a few weeks ago, and it spelled a flood for my house. The water went into every nook and cranny of my house. A first for me. I stayed up till 2am on Wednesday, keeping the water at bay. I woke up at 5 am and things had not gotten any worse. And then the rain came and water came into my house from 5 or 6 different spots. I pulled out every sheet, towel, comforter, quilt, etc to stop its flow, but the water just couldn’t be stopped. Once I realized that the house was going to be flooded, I was able to accept it and felt so much better mentally, because it was out of my control. Luckily I only had 2 to 3 inches. Now I am trying to get a restoration company to assess my damage, and the insurance adjuster is showing up in a while.
So that is how I have been spending my week. Instead of playing in my shed, I am cleaning and throwing things away. And my friend Nancy is washing some of my linens. And she and her husband graciously got me some sandbags. And tomorrow is the Bay County Genealogical Board meeting in the morning and the membership meeting in the afternoon. Caroline called me this morning to remind me to send out the Zoom invites. I had in my mind about the meeting, but it completely slipped my mind about the invites.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask