Well I was just North of Frances' bullseye and took a pretty good hit. Pretty serious roof damage (what's left of it will have to go) and resulting ceiling damage from water. However, my wife and I nailed down tarps yesterday and we've got a generator up and running so recovery has begun. As miserable as post-Hurricane time is the storm itself was somewhat inspiring. I have 3M security film on my windows so I didn't shutter and was able to watch the wind blow. Nature can be amazing. Listening to the shingles tear off my roof wasn't so inspiring however. I've started insurance process and will contact FEMA as well. I've heard they'll compensate for the $ spent for a generator. Anyone know if that's true? I'm very happy to have it regardless.
Bikes both current model, project, and fledgling vintage collection are all fine. Will try to regain some nomalcy by going for a ride later today. Looks like most of the streets in my "loop" are clear. I like to ride to the marina but that's heartbreaking right now. A whole row of sailboats disappeared and are either sunk or aground somewhere along the Indian River. Lots of power boats heavily damaged. The new seawall and park area where the city sponsors a monthly "FridayFest" took heavy wave damage as the river (aka Intercoastal Waterway) came over the wall. They've spent so much time and $ making that area nice and much of it is gone.