The wind gusts are fierce here in New Smyrna Beach, as Hurricane Sandy skirts the shores. Wondering how high the stack of palm fronds will go. Who needs tree trimmers when all it takes is a windy weather system to do the job. At least we don’t have to worry about huge oak tree limbs crashing into our house…the bamboo and palm trees just sway in the breeze. We’re more worried about flying political signs turning into moving missiles…waiting to see if our Obama sign outlasts the Romney message across the street. Hope everyone stays safe and our neighbors to the north don’t get the storm of the century when a tropical system mixes with a snow event. Meanwhile, we’ll dodge the palm fronds down here!