Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Yikes! Hurricane Joaquin!




















Thursday through Friday, hurricane Joaquin brought fierce rain and wind - lasting for hours. 

Periodically I'd check the outside for any possible brick wall damage. Any damage could cause a shift in how the rain water drains away from my house. Basically the walls also keeps the land from shifting. 

You've been with Teddy and I, all last spring and summer, as we struggled to re-do the retaining walls, and plant new flower beds. I am happy to say: OUR work was FRUITFUL! 

I'm writing this Saturday, lunch time, hoping the worst has passed. Hard to believe I'm about 250 miles from the East coast, and could still get this weather! Watching from our favorite window, Teddy and I are grateful. Parts of the city are reported as having flooded. News weather is projecting more of this through Monday. Teddy and I hope we're no longer on the receiving end (smile).

It's still a very overcast sky, but the trees are calm, if only for a few minutes. If the wind returns the limbs will begin their swaying, again. We're hanging on and hanging out! Keep us in your thoughts, please.

26 comments:

  1. hope all ends well for everyone! We've had cold rainy days for two weeks now as well, well down to ten degrees Celsius or lower over nights

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Goodness, Dezz, that could be an ice storm. Take care of yourself!!

      Delete
  2. Hopefully the sun starts shining soon. All we got is a little rain here, thankfully.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I saw a little sunlight for 5 minutes - but it's gone again!
      Stay dry, Pat!

      Delete
  3. Looks like she is going out to sea and will bother us no more! Although we've had more than enough rain.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Alex, I figured you'd have more rain than I would. The wind has been a bigger issue for me. Neighbors have lost limbs, and a couple of smaller trees.

      Delete
  4. Good to hear you're safe and that the worst may have passed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Fran, it appears to be moving on sooner than anticipated. It's left much cooler temperatures, but I like that :)

      Thank you.

      Delete
  5. Hurricanes are a pain to deal with. I know, I lived through several when we were in North Carolina. And, we were on the coast. One time we ran inland and the damned storm followed us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Jo, I know what you mean. Maybe you were here in 1989 for "Hugo"? That was a scream for my area, and killed the beaches!

      Delete
    2. Yes I was Dixie, isn't that the one which sat over the top of NC and just rained and rained and rained. Caused lots of flooding. On the coast it didn't give us much problem but inland was a whole other story.

      Delete
  6. Oh my goodness I hope you are now over the worst and in one piece.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Suzanne, thank you! I'm happier now. No damage I can't fix in one day... and I can do it on my own!

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. M.R.R., I really appreciate your kindness!!

      Delete
  8. ....only one way. Through it. Holding thumbs and sending a prayer of protection...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hope all is safe and all the many prayers were answered.
    Yvonne.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yvonne - thank you. Other than chasing down lawn furniture, today has been calmer! Prayers help; thank you for yours.

      Delete
  10. Just a girl and her Teddy against the storm!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Bazza! A very smart Teddy was never runs away, even when I want to run!

      Delete
  11. We haven't had rain in two days. Shocking!

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very little here on Monday. Still having wind, and an overcast sky.

      Delete
  12. I hope things clear. I was in Charleston during a hurricane when I was very little. I still remember it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Goodness, Diana - I've read nightmare stories of hurricanes hitting Charleston!

      Delete
  13. Joaquin gave us a pass, I'm thrilled to say.
    But, the local TV station had a Joaquin Phoenix movie marathon, so it's a mixed blessing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd rather have the blowing winds than the 'blowhard.' Ha!

      Delete

Thank you for visiting me. Want to add your thoughts?