Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Color me happy

We are fine.  Sandy came and went and didn't pack as big a wind as her sister did last year.  Relief and happiness are our middle names.

To add more happiness to the relief we felt, the schools in the county were closed on Monday and Tuesday so I didn't have to go to work.  Bonus!

It was strange to be watching the storm on tv and then to look out the window and see something completely different.  There was some wind, but I think the strongest gusts were only 65 mph as opposed to the 95 mph winds we had with Irene.  It looks as if New Jersey and NYC bore the brunt of this storm.  She was certainly huge.  Thank you all for your prayers and concern.  I felt completely covered in prayer.  In fact, my husband was amazed to watch me sleep peacefully in my bed (on our top floor) Sunday night, while he paced and watched the effect of the wind on the trees on our property.  I just felt safe.  And that was a peaceful feeling.

Today is business as usual.  I saw a few trees down on my drive into work this morning, but not many.  Almost everyone in the county has power.  Our power only flickered twice.  Amazing.  There were electric company bucket trucks everywhere you turned on Sunday night.  Those guys were awesome.

As I mentioned, I'm back at work and because of the two days off, the work is piled high and wide.  I wanted to thank you all for your prayers and let you know we are well.  God is good.

643.  Electricity.  I really, really like electricity
644.  People who evacuate the area when the authorities ask you to evacuate the area
645.  Friends checking on each other
646.  Knowing we would be ok, no matter what happened.  Everything was in God's hands
647.  Seeing the sun shining today

weren't the photoshopped Statue of Liberty pics hilarious?


  1. I am so glad all is well, and overjoyed to hear of your peace in the midst of it all!

  2. Yes. So thankful for a big, fat "nothing much." OUR lights never even flickered. Oh, and my bitty house is rented as of last night. Hope you find renters soon, too...

  3. whew...i am glad that you came through well...and no major repairs to be done this time...we were out of school yesterday and we only lost a strip of gutter, thank goodness....

  4. i was checking your blog every hour,i m very glad that you well and safe

  5. glad you are safe and sound.   we are too..just inconvenienced, nothing like the devastation in NJ or NYC  wow!!  what a storm!

  6. I'm glad you are OK and that it turned out better than you thought.  Love that Statue of Liberty pic.  :)

  7. happiness  - God is good indeed - the pics are funny - I hadn't seen this one.

  8. So glad to hear that you guys made it through all right!

  9. Thank goodness.  I'd hate to hear that you went through that again.  I'm also happy my Maryland house is in good shape!


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