:biggrin: Well, at least the damage didn't much get into the "lives lost" catigory, so I guess I can joke about it. Just got my power back on at 1:00pm edt - no cable (or cable internet). There is a wireless co within reach of my apt, so I signed up for a month, just $25 for 1mbps/250kbps (down/up) so it's actually a better deal than my cable co. At any rate, all seems well on south beach (tempers notwithstanding) - lots of trees down, some car damage, very little structural damage at all here that I can see - this whole place is built like a brick-you-know-what, and can survive a cat 3 no problem. The funniest/saddest thing through all this is that katrina tought the nation not one single thing with respect to red tape and such... fema is still a joke imho... sure they got water and ice to us (which I desparately needed and am thankful for) but they were habitially late with it every day... yesterday I waited 3 hours for a bag of ice, the whole while STARING straight at a trailer packed to the gills with ice. Fema and the troops were no where to be found, and the local authorities all said "we do not have permission to break the seal on a fema trailer"... what a friggin joke. Anyhow... if that's the worst I had it, that's not so bad. Hope everyone else got through alright. The two friends I've been in contact with outside of south beach both faired ok, one has power, one had it and lost it. All and all, everyone down here needs to be thankful. To one degree or another, we all got through it ok.