Old Homosassa is a little town but it likes to party big and extend the party as long as possible! We start celebrating Independence day with fireworks the weekend before the holiday and just continue the festivities for the rest of the summer!
Here’s a few photos to start out your holiday week.
It’s Thursday already. Almost one solid week of Tropical Storm Debby. But it’s over. Yippee–we didn’t even lose power while she sat out in the Gulf causing mischief and mayhem. Debby did eventually shut Old Homosassa down when both the Homosassa River and Mason Creek went over their banks and flooded streets and houses.
Most of the rain and wind came on Sunday. On Monday the tide started rising. Tuesday morning we rode our bikes to check out Old Homosassa.
We drove our truck into Homosassa Springs to get provisions (beer and wine). While we were never told to evacuate, the county did close the streets that night.
A few of our neighbor’s were AWOL so we watched their houses while the tide crept up. Couldn’t do anything about it–but we did watch.
We were still getting a little rain on Tuesday evening but it was pleasant enough to sit in our screened room. We have an eastern view so have lovely sunrises. But some evenings we get a reflection of the sunset–it only lasts a few moments. We call it “The Glowing”. This evening it was particularly beautiful due to the gray skies and high water.
Wednesday morning we had a little more rain and then lots of sun for the rest of the day. Terry, Maggie and I rode our bikes down to MacRae’s to check things out. A reporter from Bay News 9 was doing his report in the middle of the flooded parking lot. Weather guys need to stand in water. Glad it wasn’t Jim Cantore!
It’s over. We did see the American Red Cross Disaster Relief truck, a few electric and cable trucks, and a “restoration” expert so some were not as fortunate as us. We still need to clean up the flood and wind debris from the yard and do some pressure washing, but we know that it could have been so much worse.
I am a dieting failure. All it took was Courtney, Addison, Kendall and Debby. The first three being small people that invaded my space for four days and the last a large tropical storm sitting off of the coast beating us with bands of rain and wind. Housebound, we had no choice but to watch Disney movies and eat a lot of popcorn.
Here’s some pics I took yesterday morning and afternoon.
The water continued to rise and I snapped these photos about 6:30 between rain bands.
Debby still hasn’t decided quite where she wants to land and now the weather guys are saying she won’t make landfall until Wednesday evening. I’ll put pictures up of the Homosassa area on Thursday.