I grew up in Virginia Beach, lived most of my adult life on the New England coast, and spent the last nine years on the Gulf of Mexico. But, it wasn't until last Monday did I live through the most frightful weather I have ever encountered and I was in our lake house in the middle of Northeast Georgia during the downgraded (really?) tropical storm Irma.
The worst of our damage was to our boat dock. Our newly painted home looks like it lost in a paintball fight, and the streets leaving our neighborhood (not that we can leave our neighborhood, at the moment) are covered with downed trees and electrical lines and poles. Safe to say, we won't have electricity for quite a while.
So, to keep this short and sweet due to my limited battery life and my all-thumb approach on my phone, here's all I have to say: The rum drinker in the house is not happy due to warm Diet Coke and no ice. I, on the other hand, am delighted – Cabernet Sauvignon is best served at room temperature!
Kyle Ann Robertson
Chief Writing Officer at Ifcorkscouldtalk.com and BBWalsh.com