November 2022

  • SJ113022 Loss of Use

As we prepare to travel to our home on Sanibel tomorrow I am in the midst of pointed conversations with insurance reps over the Loss of Use portion of our homeowners’ policy with Lloyds. 

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  • SJ112322 Return to Sanibel

Bikes awaiting us in Sanibel…

This morning we confirmed the rental of a neighbor’s home for December and January, which means we are headed to Sanibel in a week to oversee repairs to our home and do what we can to help out on the island. I can’t wait to be back on Sanibel!


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  • SJ11422 Rick Winningham

General Manager of Jerry’s Foods 

Sanibel Island, FL

Rick Cunningham has been a very busy guy since Hurricane Ian hit Sanibel on September 28, 2022. He and his team got Jerry’s up and running two weeks ago. In this episode of the Sanibel Journal, Rick explains the obstacles that had to be overcome to re-open the store and what he sees ahead for the island.

Note: You can hear each week’s episode of the Sanibel Journal on your Alexa devices. Just say, “Alexa, enable Sanibel Journal” to add it to your flash briefings. Then say, “Alexa, flash” to hear the latest episode.

I usually release new episodes at noon on Wednesday, but I didn’t want to wait until next week to bring you this conversation. Thanks for listening!

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  • SJ11222 Return to Sanibel

Darlene and I got our first look at our home on Sanibel this morning. The ride from our Airbnb in Cape Coral via the miraculously repaird Sanibel causeway was smooth, without delays. Our purple hurricane pass hanging from the rental-car mirror led a sheriff at the checkpoint to wave us on by without slowing down. 

The scenes of devastation on our beloved island are sobering and put us in a kind of shock at first. But as we began connecting with the repairs contractor, our neighbors, and adjusters the work of rebuilding took hold. It will be a long road. I believe it will lead to a stronger community and houses better able to withstand the next storm. 

Stay safe!

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