The original plan: We're voting absentee and getting the hell out of the country.
The new plan: We're voting absentee and getting the hell out of the country.
Miraculously, we just found out the little house in Jamaica survived Ivan. I mentioned the hotel next door (about a football field away) got severe damage. Well, it looks like the hotel took one for the neighborhood. Aside from some damage to the overhang of the veranda, the house came through like a champ. The trees and the lush garden they spent so much time on over the years are just about history, and one home closer to the water had shutters destroyed (no windows on these places - just screens and wood shutters). Electricity and phone service - dubious services even on good days - are slowly returning to the isolated west end.
Once we get there, all we'll need is the sweet sound of IRIE-FM on the morning of November 3rd announcing that John Kerry won the election back in the United States.