My family and I made it safely through the hurricane, thanks to everyone who has asked about it! Based on the news footage, this whole state seemed like a disaster area, but our town was one of the few places that was spared.
We got some heavy wind, and a lot of rain, but we live far enough away from the coastline that we didn’t get flooded.
Although the house made it through the hurricane intact, I can’t say the same for my workshed. In the backyard I have a small structure that I use as a workshop. Half the back wall of the shed was missing, as was the portable air conditioner I had mounted in the window. It looked as if the hand of God himself reached down and plucked the air conditioner right out of the wall! All things considered I knew that having a damaged shed and a missing air conditioner was still getting off easy from such a severe storm. Over the next few days I tore down the rest of the shed, and without a shed I no longer needed an air conditioner. Then I was watching the evening news, a special broadcast about the damage the hurricane had caused the town, and I saw my A/C unit again. My old air conditioner was now wedged through the front windshield of an abandoned car! I was glad to see nobody got hurt, because the winds of the storm had thrown that air conditioner almost a half a mile. Have you ever heard anything that wild?