We survived the hurricane. As I write this from a friend's house, we still have no electricity and no running water. Power has been out for about 20 hours, but we are not expecting to get power back tomorrow, so we will make do. Lots of water in the basement, but a friend from church kindly let us use their generator, so we can keep the freezer going and my husband was able to shop-vac the water out of the basement.
Several bridges and dams in our area washed out- this bridge is about a mile and a half from our house, and we will have to take an alternate route for a while:
Truly, though, we are grateful that we are safe and sound. I am sad to say that a 20 year old girl that my daughter went to high school with was swept away in her car while driving through the storm, and she drowned. It happened only about 3 miles from our house. Just a week ago, a young man (age 21) that we knew was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. It has been a sad week. It makes us all the more aware of how fragile and tenuous life is. It makes me want to grab my kids and hug them and squeeze them and kiss them, and never ever let them out of my sight. These families are in my prayers.
I don't know when power will be back on. In the meantime, I am cleaning out the studio, throwing away lots of stuff and giving lots of fabric away to friends and to charities. Have a safe and good week.