It is good Philip has such good friends to blog for him and for you. By the way, this is Lou Ann broadcasting to you from Portland, Oregon...a far cry from Ocracoke Island.
You can be assured, however, that I have only been able to think of Ocracoke Island since Earl decided to pay a call.
I talked to Philip at 2:15 this morning. He was asleep (how does one sleep through a hurricane?), but was glad to hear my voice. He said it was very windy and he could hear the branches brushing against the house in the darkness. He also said it is much better to have a hurricane during the day so that you can at least see what is happening.
I told him to go back to sleep as he will probably have a big day tomorrow. I just checked the weather ticker Internet station which said Ocracoke was gusting to 73 miles per hour at 3:00 a.m.
I will continue to keep you up to date until Philip can get back to blogging. So far the electricity was still on and his grandfather's house was holding up as sturdy as it has for 150 years. He also appreciates all your thoughts and wishes knowing that this hurricane will be moving into some of your areas as well.
So, good night from the west coast! Lou Ann