Well we survived the storm. We actually stayed home and watched as the storm reaked havoc on our small community. We were truly blessed. We had 9 huge oak trees fall in our yard and thankfully they all missed our home. I have been without power for 8 days now. I charged my laptop at my aunts house yesterday when we went to wash clothes and take showers. We have no running water (we are on a personal well) and have taken camping to a new level for us. I never dreamed that we would be camping in our own home. The kids go back to school on Thursday the 25th, but we probably won't have power until the 5th of Oct. or later. This has put a damper on Disney planning and a huge load on our financial situation. I don't have much faith in FEMA, because under non-emergency circumstances we do fine for ourselves. I think they tend to cater more to those that are already on assistance of some sort and they may very well need help, but this storm and other storms stress all, not just the poorer populations. Also, I feel like because my town ( county even) is not a coastal community, we have all but been ignored. There is devestation here also. 7 of my neighbors woke up the morning after with trees in what was their home. Sorry, I just needed to vent a little. The stress is getting to me and I am trying to put on the "everything is okay" face for my family. I am sure there are thousands of others that have been in this same situation. Maybe I just need some reassurance that all is well...or at least will be. Thanks for listening.