Good riddance, indeed!
I am very very happy to say goodbye to that lady.
Although she’s not really gone. Not quite yet. It’s still raining, and raw, and windy. Transportation is broadly affected and the clean up efforts will keep her on everyone’s mind for a long long time.
The damage is unbelievable. I am shocked at the loss and devastation across so many states.
If you live anywhere on this planet, most likely you have seen a few news reports, and so you are aware of the unprecedented mess. With each photo I am stunned …. until I see the next one. Truly extraordinary.
And let me take this opportunity to thank all my blog reader/friends for the kind thoughts and well wishes as I “signed off” a few days ago. It is really amazing to me how we have formed our own community-of-the-world, here in the blog-o-sphere. I never expected these reach-outs from around the world when I started to blog, but I am so grateful for them now. Thank you, everyone.
The damage in my area has been primarily downed trees and tree limbs. Everyone’s property is thoroughly littered with branches and leaves and miscellaneous debris. (I found several hunks of styrofoam?) There are hundreds of thousands of people still without power in our local utility area.
As we tried to leave my neighborhood this morning, we were thwarted at every turn with another tree blocking the road.
It was like trying to get out of a maze.
“Let’s go this way” … Nope.
“Let’s try this way” … uh uh.
“Perhaps we can turn here” … no-can-do.
We lost a very large tree on our own property, and (nature’s law) it fell in a very unfortunate place. Sigh.
But we are all well.
And that is what really matters.