I know my problems are small but . . last night was pretty stressful. Chad and however many guys are with him . . not even sure if it’s one or two or three . . were in central FL yesterday morning. Nicole told me Chad told her they ended up going to Jacksonville but later, were headed to Sunrise and she thought they were leaving to go to Sunrise about 5 p.m. I looked up the driving distance from Jacksonville to Sunrise and it looked to be about 5 hours without a hurricane and that’s probably in a car . . not in a big truck.
About 10 (central time) I decided to check the weather to see what it was like in Sunrise and that’s when I saw there had been a tornado there and the tornadoes were headed north so wherever Chad was, he was probably heading right into them. I had called Chad about 8:30, which was 9:30 FL time, and he didn’t answer but he wouldn’t answer when he was driving. I sent him a message and said “Please let me know you’re safe when you get a chance.” Then . . that’s when I saw about the tornado so I was halfway in a panic . . ok . . fully in a panic.
I have a friend who lives in south FL but I wasn’t sure exactly where so I sent her a message and she told me they were having tornadoes right then. I asked her how far she was from Sunrise and she told me and said there had been two tornadoes in that area.
Anyway, when I was just totally about to fall apart, Chad called. It was a terrible connection and I couldn’t understand most of what he was saying but at least I knew he was safe. He hadn’t made it to Sunrise but he told Nicole the weather was so bad they stopped somewhere else and got a hotel. He sent her a picture and there were tons of utility trucks there at the hotel so I feel like he was safe there . . at least at 10:30 p.m. last night.
I’m going to try to not think about where he is or what’s going on today . . but you know I’ll be thinking about it all day.
To all you folks in Florida and those of you who have loved ones there, I’m so sorry for what they’re going through and I’m praying for all . . it’s hard enough being there but I think it’s equally as hard being the one who cares and who has no idea what’s happening where their loved ones are.