I got some firewood this week! The cats and I are ready. Speaking of the hurricane, we’re starting to see the real damage today, particularly Mexico Beach. I mentioned “The Forgotten Coast” in yesterday’s post. Most of the Panhandle coast east of Panama City is relatively undeveloped and natural. Some of the last truly old Florida towns exist on that stretch. That would include Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Carrabelle and Panacea. They call it “The Forgotten Coast,” although realtors and chambers of commerce are grinding away 24/7 to change all that. I feared for Apalachicola, my favorite, but it seems it might have escaped devastation. There is a barrier island off Apalachicola called St. George Island, where there is a lot of modern development. I haven’t seen anything from the island yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to hear bad news. West of St. George is the idyllic little beach community of Cape San Blas. I expect it didn’t fare well, either.