Just a quick post today to let everyone know that Hurricane Charlie missed our area by about 100 miles; it made landfall down in Punta Gorda, a little town on the SW Florida coast. From what I hear the damage was extensive and over a dozen people were killed. My condolences to those poor folk's families.
Secondly, I see that a lot of people are worried about Frank J. over at IMAO. Frank lives about two hours from me near the other (east) coast, and Charlie did hit that area a bit harder than Tampa. Because the hurricane had to pass over quite a bit of land to get there, however, they should have been spared the beating Charlotte County got (hurricanes weaken fast after they make landfall). Frank is probably fine but he might not have power for about 24 hours, leaving him unable to post. Hopefully there are no ninja or supermonkey attacks during the chaos ...