Florence wasn’t our first hurricane since we made North Carolina home seven and a half years ago. And like others before her, we survived unscathed. It’s heartbreaking to see others losing their homes and in some cases, their lives, while we only suffered some flickering power. We expect a lot more rain over the weekend and flooding is a real concern, though I don’t expect it to affect us.
In the meantime, my kids have enjoyed hunkering down in the oldest’s bedroom for the past few nights on beds made of stuffed animals.