I found a page from a small notebook tucked away in a drawer. It evoked some memories, I can tell you. It is reproduced below:
We got electricity on Thurs., 9/3/92, 2:15 P.M.
Andrew hit us 8/24.
We spent 11 days without warm baths and showers.
8/26 - Builders Square
We bought a generator which ran the refrigerator, 2 fans & a light & borrowed a propane stove from A and M.
On Tuesday, 8/25, we drove to Publix in Broward County (5211 Sheridan St) with A & N & kids. Ate hot lunch at the restaurant in the market.
On 8/27/92, J went to Builders Square & got 3 screen doors & wooden door; stucco for patching outside wall.
J made almost daily trips to work for ice & water.
That is the end of the note. In addition, I remember Winn Dixie giving out water and Ice. O1 Doc and I took all of the kids because they were counted and could receive water and Ice too. I still remember little Susan staggering under the weight of the ice bag until one of us came to her aid. She was determined to carry it to the car by herself.
When we finally were able to get to a bank, the national guard checked IDs to see if we belonged in the area. It was such a relief to have a normal occurrence like visiting the bank become possible.