Serious and fairly continuous rain & wind resumed around 08:00, though we've experienced a couple of lulls even in that. The lulls keep getting shorter, the winds lasting longer. Most recent report I saw showed the eye collapsing right near the middle of the state (east to west) which is near to when projected for the storm to drop from Cat One to Tropical; it's still packing enough strength to be a Cat One.
So we've still got another eight hours of this to face, minimum. Since projections are also showing a turn right off shore to the north, towards Tallahassee, we'll stay under the north/east portion of this storm for a long time. NHC is projecting it will remain a tropical storm even while over the waters of the Gulf. My nasty, suspicious, paranoid self is expecting it to stall again over water, and start soaking up energy once more. Since it's wide enough to straddle the length of the Florida peninsula, that gives it width enough to suck water out of the Gulf and the Atlantic at the same time. Indications are it's doing just that, too.
So I figure to check e-mail and keep the server cleared off, and to post this update, staying on- line for a short period.