I have never been a big fan of Facebook. I have tended to use Facebook, like my cell phone, as little as possible. I signed up primarily so that I could use the site to promote my blog. I did not warm up well to the concept of “liking” and “un-liking.” It sounded so “middle school” to me. I have pouted about friends who seemed to have sold their soul to Facebook. However, during Irma’s rampage, I saw the positive side of having a site where you could check on friends, reassure them that you were okay, send out a call for help if needed. I used Facebook Messenger in order to stay in touch with my good friends who are in the mountains of North Carolina. Because they have a home here, they were eager to know just how Irma was affecting our city. I was able to reassure them that, although we were going to have a storm, it would not be the same strong storm that started in southwest Florida, and it wasn’t. Although I’m sure I will return to being only an occasional visitor to the site, I will not forget what an asset it was while we thought a bullet was aimed our way. Thankfully, we avoided serious damage and were able to relay that information as quickly to as many as possible utilizing Facebook.