my final update to Ian

At 3:30pm ESt today finally internet and Tv restored.  Has been out since Tuesday about the same time.  My home did not suffer .  Only one front downspout and the garage light tilled.  Did have electric, land phone and of course cell. 

I am quite weary from both not sleeping well and have to rake up the fallen leaves and some short branches from the neighbors trees.

Not sure what the pacemaker thought since was defintely more excercise.  Then it was used to recording. 

Thanks to everyone on  my other posts for their help in getting me through this.

Hope the others from Florida wared as well.

new to pace


Oh it is a relief to hear from you

by Gemita - 2022-09-30 17:47:44

New to Pace, thank you for letting us know you are safe.   I was getting worried when I didn't hear from you.  Now I just need to hear from my other friend Marybird to know that she is safe too.

Welcome back New to Pace and hope you will sleep better now and fully recover from this awful experience.  

glad to be safe

by new to pace.... - 2022-09-30 18:01:59

Thanks Gemita.  Where Marybird is  IAN made landfall.  heard that area got the storm surge and of course the high winds.

new to pace

Update to Ian

by Flo - 2022-09-30 20:21:47

So glad to hear that you are safe and hoping the same for Marybird.  

Great news

by Lavender - 2022-09-30 21:24:46

What a bad storm. Poor Sanibel Island. Used to love it there!

We Are Safe

by Marybird - 2022-10-02 16:57:12

At least part of Ian's eye went over us, with  winds.of 155 Mph, and blinding rain. The house is structurally sound, but had shingles blown off roof ( down to bare wood) and soffits torn out, water intrusion through ceiling in several rooms, spent much of second part of storm running around trying to contain water, ceiling and some walls water damaged. Hurricane impact windows all around protected very well, we could watch the storm while it was light ( worst part lasted about 12 hours I think), watched our boat pushed off the lift and flipped over top side into the water and the lift twisted. Water system ( well water) pipes torn away from house and  Many trees down. Similar damage or worse all over here, but happy  as many of the well constructed homes ( like ours,) and buildings survived these winds. Some did not. 

Still in the house ( its structurally just fine) with our hurricane supplies, a small generator used to alternatively power refrigerator, freezer, and charging station ( built by my electronic wizkid husband,) no power (.will need to assess for water damage to electrical system since water got into some ceiling lights before power can be turned on here,) no water but we are able to get it from broken pipes thanks to artesian well water pressure). Resources from all over the country ( power, law enforcement, military here to help us get through this and rebuild, always heartening. We will get through it.


so glad you have survived

by new to pace.... - 2022-10-02 17:21:13

We have been worried about you Marybird.   Thanks for letting us know.  

Roofs now are replaced with sticky paper on top of the plywood sheating that the roofing material.  Of course you will now be called a blue tarp roof for a while now. 

new to pace

What a relief that you are safe Mary

by Gemita - 2022-10-02 17:54:43

Mary, I was beginning to fear the worst.  I am so relieved you survived such a long battle with Hurricane Ian and to know that you are safe and still have a home to live in.  It must have been frightening to have the storm threatening your home and to experience the destruction.  I hope your heart stayed relatively calm. I expect I would have had to call emergency services.

Yes, you will get through this but take your time and only do the essential repairs to keep you safe and dry.  I am glad you have lots of help nearby.  We both send our love and hope that things improve for you and the family and for all those around you as soon as possible xx

Welcome back

by Lavender - 2022-10-04 08:52:11

Marybird, good to hear from you. I can't imagine the cleanup and inconvenience to all! I'm still trying to hear from a friend in Naples. Florida is such a paradise-sad to see it trashed. I know that people will make super human efforts to restore things asap. (((Hugs)))

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