Hurricane Irene has caused havoc for 65 million people this weekend, and I am just one of them. Although we sustained some water damage to our kitchen eating nook and have now been without power for 24 hours I am so lucky and I thank God. There are 2.5 million people in Virginia without power, and that is the least of the problems, there was terrible flooding, loss of property and sadly loss of life.
We spent the day cleaning the debris from the yard and the water mess in the house, and then because we have no phone, tv, etc spent time cleaning closets and enjoying one another’s company.
I am posting from my iPad, and writing by the light of a candle. I have an excellent book I am reading but I find the light of one candle a challenge. How in the heck did people do this on a daily basis?
I have to tell you that in the light of day you can weather a storm but when you have no power, and there is no light anywhere, not even a lightening bug, just pitch black outside, the storm takes on a life of it’s own. I have never been so afraid in my life! Blackness everywhere as far as the eye can see, and that is not far, the roar of the wind, the groaning and the creaking of the rafters of the house and the lashing rain, makes for a long, long dark
In any case, I wanted to thank my family, friends and my wonderful blog friends for their prayers, support and calls. I could not have made it without you.