Irma On Our Mind.

Like many people in Florida, we are keeping a close eye on hurricane Irma.

We have been amazed at the early preparations people have taken in the approaching of this storm. Not many people are waiting and seeing where it is heading. They are preparing for the worst and praying for the best.

In the stores we have visited, lines are long, but we have encountered very little hostility or rudeness. The staffs for the most part look frazzled, but they are keeping smiles on their faces too.

Probably our posts will be short for the next few days. If we get knocked of the air, you’ll see a bunch of videos daily.

That’s our plans.

If you are in the path of Irma, we hope and pray that you remain safe.

4 Responses to “Irma On Our Mind.”

  1. Lee says:

    Was nervous here in Charleston yesterday, but today’s models look better for us.

    Stay safe!!

    • AAfterwit says:


      One of the things we were cognizant of when writing our post was while we were hoping for Irma to take a hard right and head out to the Atlantic, we knew that might put you in a bad spot. The latest tracks are looking better and better for us, but until Irma passes, you can’t count on anything.

      We are glad that your city and home is projected to miss this thing.

      Unfortunately, you may have to deal with a lot of Floridians who fled the state and will be staying up near you. Stress and being away from home is never a good combination, so hopefully you and your fellow South Carolinians can show these folks some of your famous hospitality.

      No one is really out of the woods yet, so you stay safe as well.

      A. Afterwit.

  2. Lee says:

    I invited Florida friends if they need a place. So did some of my other friends her in South Carolina. I think we’d be happy to share our hurricane preparations with Florida refugees for awhile.

    Dark and Stormy cocktail recipe. … 2 ounces Gosling’s or Myers’s dark rum; 5 ounces ginger beer; Lime wedge.

    I’ve got mine ready

    • AAfterwit says:


      We aren’t saying that you and your fellow South Carolinains wouldn’t be welcome and warm hosts, but rather that the people leaving Florida are under strain and will may be a little shorter and more curt than they normallywould be. It’s a tough thing to evacuate and wonder if you are going to have a home to go back to.

      As for your plans and the “Dark and Stormy,” sounds good to me. On the other hand, we stocked up on Dr Pepper when Publix had a sale last week. We plan on having one at 10, 2 and 4, like it was meant to be.

      Stay safe.

      A. Afterwit.