Pinch me when it is over

afterflorence2wmThe fall of 2018 has not been a fall to cherish.  Fall is usually a wonderful time on the Crystal Coast but unfortunately the slow movement of Hurricane Florence over the North Carolina coast set the tone for the  fall.  Along with Florence we have had more than our share of rainy and windy weather.  Read more

Time to Take a Breath

beautifulwatersatthepointwmsmOn September 11, 2018, we heeded the county’s mandatory evacuation orders and headed west from our home along Raymond’s Gut which flows into the White Oak River just three miles upriver from Swansboro, North Carolina. The garage of our house is just twenty-five feet from the water but we have never suffered water damage from a storm, even Category 3 Hurricane Irene. Florence looked like it was going to be very different.  Read more.