Hurricane Irma Takes On Queen E…

South Florida Evacuation As Irma Bears Down

Reality sucks.

I literally deplaned from an idyllic vacation in Iceland and I called my mother, Queen E., to let her know I was back in her time zone.

Her opening gambit was, “Thank God you are home. I have a problem. Get me a hotel room so that I can survive Irma…by the way, I don’t like the name, Irma. It reminds me of a girl in school that I didn’t like. Can they change it to something nicer?!”

Before I entered my Carmel town car, I was on the phone with south Florida shelters, hotels and convalescent homes.

Everything within 20 miles was sold-out.

My mom refused to board a plane for New York.

I finally found a hotel in downtown Delray Beach that had a generator and handicap enabled room.

Her aide loaded up on food and water.

Luckily, I had previously stocked her home with flashlights.

I tried to overnight a bunch more for my mom and her neighbors, but Amazon Prime was sold-out and delivery was scheduled for 2 weeks from now.

My husband ran to Lowe’s and bought several, but FedEx could not guarantee delivery before the weekend and they wanted $200 for that non-service.

I am evacuatting Queen E. and her aide moving them into the hotel today just in case.

My mom asked about check in time at the hotel.

I told her anytime after 3pm.

She was delighted because she had a hairdresser appointment at 1pm.

Queen E.’s philosophy is to confront life’s challenges with a lovely outfit, accompanied by a good hair day.

Hopefully, south Florida will be bypassed and my mom along with so many other Floridians will be safe.

Life’s rich pageant of trials and tribulations.


One Comment

  1. OY and LOL!

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