For sure things would look a lot better if it would stop raining. And if I could get my own puter on the internet. But things are as they are, all we have to do is take a breath and carry on.
Now that the shock is wearing off, I'm settling down. It helped that I slept a lot in the last 2 days. Irene has left a lot of damage. A teenager is still missing, a man was found dead in the water, and there's an overwhelming amount of work to do. Much of which depends on insurance companies' inspection and determination. It's an elephant for the eating, one bite at a time. It's also put our regular charities on the brink, as right now a good 10% of the town is de-homed or de-businessed in one way or another and all of us who are affected tend to be the ones behind the scenes in said charities. But I remain resolved that we'll get it all fixed. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but next week or the week after.
And many things go right ahead as if nothing's happened- the things that the people on the hill planned before Irene are going right ahead. I'm trying hard to be all right with that. My world may have come to a stop, my neighbors' too, but not everyone's. And that should be as it is. The whole point is that life goes on and we need that continuity.
I'm really looking forward to getting to the BHA office and doing what I can to help get us all back home. If we all do just a bit, it'll be put back together in no time. This is all doable.
And from now on I'm adopting the motto, "Keep calm and Carry On", cuz I think we're gonna need it.
I thank all of you bloggers for your unwavering care and support and cheer. It's meant more than I can say. Though my online time is kinda limited, every time I get on and see a comment from somebody my heart lifts. And soon I'll be back, ranting about politics and hypocrites and all those balloons just begging for a pin.
May I never lose sight of all we have to lose, all we have that can never be lost, and what great people surround me right now; Nancy, Joe, Paul, Laura, Henry, Phoebe, Lila ... all heartful, holy people in their own rights. I'm blessed.
And Happy belated Birthday, Stevil!!!!
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