I have had my hoya for about 12 years. It had never bloomed. No big surprise seeing as it was in a dark corner. Our house has very little direct sunlight that comes in through the windows. I move it to one of the few windows that does get a bit of light in the kitchen.
Last night I walked by the plant and smelled a very sweet smell. Lo and behold! It had bloomed! I had noticed and rejoiced in the buds a couple of weeks ago but hadn't realized that they were so close to blooming.
There are several more bud clusters around the plant so I shall be enjoying their loveliness for a while yet.
And the flood waters around here have receded quite a bit. I still haven't heard what is happening at the school. And I haven't been able to get in touch with my parents yet today to see what is going on out there.