Well, we made it through another storm. Every storm is different, as I'm learning. This time, though the wind was much worse in Orlando than with Frances, inexplicably, we didn't lose power or phone at the house, though this locally-hosted web server took a (short) hit.
My in-laws are without power (again) so this time, we're the designated hot-shower and laundry spot for the family.
My heart goes out to all those folks on the east coast who have taken another pounding from Ma Nature. Those poor people, watching their rubble wash into the sea....
We in Orlando were lucky that the storm took so long to turn northwards; on Saturday, they were predicting that Jeanne would come right up the middle of the state, but it didn't. While we didn't get the eye of the storm, we did get sustained hurricane winds for about 12 hours straight, which I can tell you is a nerve-wracking experience. However, having power made all the difference.
The only (additional) damage occurred when a large branch fell out of a neighbor's tree and smashed a bit of fencing. The branch was only about 12 feet long, and I went out in the evening and cut it up with my chainsaw and pulled it out of the driveway.