* I am sending this via my phone so please excuse any mistakes, and I'm sure there will be plenty!
Monday arrived with an eerie dawn and worked its way to intense! We awoke to a slight breeze but nothing over the top. We lost power on Monday a little after 9am and by mid afternoon it was getting
scary. There were wind gusts of 80 miles an hour! By mid afternoon the winds and weather were wild! I was upstairs organizing my closet, my lantern light, when I heard an extremely loud crack. I ran downstairs as fast as I could fearing the tree was going to land on our house and me! When the tree landed the impact shook the entire house! Thankfully it missed our home but ripped all the power lines off the house. It will take a significant amount of time to get that all back in place. Once high tide hit, with a full moon, things intensified well into the early morning hours. Neither one of us slept! Morning brought the realization of 5 downed trees ranging in 40-50 feet, many branches, all the leaves. Even with our damage, I am well aware that many others are far worse off. Many lost their homes and some their lives. My heart and prayers go out to them.
School continues to be canceled due to power and road ways being blocked by downed trees.
There will be no ghost or goblins trick or treating at our doors this evening. Halloween has been postponed until next week for safety reasons. To be honest, I'm not sure it's safe for me to have all this candy in my house with no other distractions! Boredom invites needless snacking! :)
Thank you for all your kind words, sweet emails and prayers. They have been greatly appreciated!!
For those of you celebrating, have a safe and happy Halloween!