Wish us luck. The weather experts are now saying the most likely resolution of Irma's path is to hang a right after Cuba, which would bring it in over most of South Florida, the out over water and into the Carolinas. Yes, there's lots that can happen between now and then (they are saying Sunday is probably when it would happen. Personally, I think that is later than it will occur). The less likely scenario is it curves before Cuba and passes up the coast. This is the most desired outcome. It'd most likely be like Matthew, perhaps even better. The least likely scenario brings it into the Gulf of Mexico and curving over Florida somewhere up the coast and then across the peninsula. Those of us living on the East Coast find it hardest to deal with this prospect because first, we generally head west to et out of the storm's way, and that would mean driving right into it; and second, we won't know where it is going until late in the game, making it difficult to plan a route. If the likely scenario happens, they are talking about mandatory evacuations on the East Coast. Which they SHOULD be, believe me. After what we saw with Harvey, the benefits of ordering someone to leave their property are obvious, as long as you have an effective evacuation plan. Which I am betting the Florida folks do not have. Sigh. In other words, starting oh, say, Wednesday, Watch This Space, as they say. The stories of panicked drivers flooding the interstates (and remember, this is Florida. These folks have guns) should be amusing, at the very least. As for us, we have a manufactured home, so if it's predicted to be more than a Cat 1 in our area we just close it up, pack our animals, and leave, no matter what. Where we leave to go....that's the question.