There’s no place like home!
We consider ourselves truly blessed since we have two places we call home.
Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on September 10, 2017. We had sleepless nights and days full of angst waiting and wondering what she would do to our home away from home nearly a 1000 miles away. When we heard our house was still standing with minor damage, we breathed a sigh of relief, but wouldn’t feel completely at ease until we saw it for ourselves.
We made the trip down to Florida from Virginia on September 20th. We saw things that made our hearts sad and heard many stories from folks; some lucky too, and some not so much. We saw convoys of literally thousands of power company trucks en route and heard heartbreaking stories of linemen losing their lives while trying to restore power to our Florida neighbors.
We immediately got to work making house repairs and cleaning up debris from around the yard.
Our neighborhood was in a mandatory evacuation zone, however many of our neighbors did not evacuate. Most have said they will not stay again in the event of another hurricane. Our home is one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood, newer homes built with stricter hurricane codes, did not fair as well as our home.
It is a long road to recovery for many people. We are grateful.
Next time, back on the farm.
Well, that’s all for today.