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.