OK Irma, You Win. Now go away.

We are closed due to Hurricane Irma, and will be until power is restored, whenever that is. To those of you who made the similar decision to stay put for whatever reasons, I hope you fare well. I’ve been here now for more than 30 years, and always felt like Ocala was a place to evacuate to, not from, but we’ve never had the eyewall of one of these things pass over our house, or the shop either, which it is currently predicted to do.

For my Customers, I will be at the shop the very second power is restored in case you need me, until then, please take care.

For my Friends, once power is lost, we will have three cell phones to cycle through. The order that they will be on will be as follows. Trish’s cell phone until it dies. My cell phone next and the third will not be powered up until mine dies. If you don’t know the numbers, don’t worry, those that need to do.

For my Family, Trish and I love you with all our hearts and will be looking forward to seeing you all real soon. Take care of yourselves, and don’t worry about us, we’ll be fine.