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So the hurrican is on its way here. I am absolutely frightened. Grant it, I have been through hurricans before, but tup in Philly they are mostly rain events, this is the real thing and I am super scared of what is going to happen. But according to Jose we have a few things going in our favor.

First, our house is brand new a supposed to withstand winds up to category 3. Same for all the windows and doors. I think the projections are saying it will be a Category 2 by the time it reaches here. Secondly we aren't in any of the flood evacuation areas and drainage in our area is pretty good.

I know sometimes I gripe about living in suburbia, but because this is a relatively new section of Tampa (built up in the last 10 to 15 years), we have better systems in place than in South Tampa (the older section of the city). Our house is actually raised 3 feet above the flood plane. The flood plane is that forest area behind the pond. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that the retaining pond will function properly and drain out the excess water into the forest land.

Thirdly, Jose said that our electric lines are mostly underground. So again I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we don't lose power. And if we do, lets hope it won't be for too long.

With all that said, I'm still petrified out of my mind. This storm is really scary and has the potential to destroy any and everything in its path. I'm just hoping Tampa won't have to suffer too many harsh consequences from this.

In the midst of all this chaos, I have a small scratch/ ulcer on my left eye and it is unbelievably painful. I've done 2 of the 4 eye drops I'm supposed to do today and it doesn't feel any better. Maybe by the day's last dose it will start to feel a little better. And at least this happened before the storm. I may have not gotten the help I needed for this issue after today.

So yeah... I'm just ducky... Just batting 1000 this week. If I can make it through this storm intact, I will be glad to see this storm and week go, cause it's just been abysmal.

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