Wednesday, October 26, 2005

It's A Good Day Here

I really love this weather! I sleep better with fresh air at night from a couple of open windows. I get to fix my favorite Russian Tea. I have purring heating pads with whiskers keeping me comfy all night. I look forward to walking outside and not immediately breaking out into a sweat. It is a great time of year for me!

On a not so happy note... I have relatives in Ft. Lauderdale and Key West who are not doing so well. House damage, no electricity, and lines for supplies for the folks in Ft. Lauderdale. I have not been able to get in touch with my sister-in-law who lives in Key West. The last I heard from her was when she called and said they had water coming through the house... storm surge. She lives on a sailboat, but had taken shelter in a hurricane secure house. I trust she is okay or we would have heard. I suspect she is dealing with lack of electricity as well and has been unable to recharge her cell phone. She will also be very busy assessing damage and dealing with the boats in the fleet for which she is responsible.

Himself will be driving South with our generator for his brother in Ft. Lauderdale, as generators are hard to come by and if you can find one it is probably at a very inflated price. Please keep these folks in your prayers. They will be fine, but it is no fun going without electricity and dealing with trying to get your home repaired after a hurricane. It has been quite a couple of seasons for hurricanes.

Keep all those who have been or are being impacted by hurricane damage in your prayers. There are a lot of people out there who are still struggling after earlier storms as well as people who are dealing with current damage and destruction. Don't forget about them.

So... I am delighted with our current weather (which has probably cooled the water enough to ensure the end of this year's hurricane threat for us), gratefull that we escaped any damage from hurricanes this year, grateful that I was not on vacation in Cozumel or Cancun and stuck there as so many have been, and relieved and grateful that family is okay although they have to deal with hurricane damage and lack of electricity.


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portuguesa nova said...

All the best to your fam.

I just got a heating pad myself. It is pure heaven.

Rachel said...

I hope your relatives and friends are okay. Prayers heading their way from me! I am enjoying this nippy weather here in KY too! Makes snuggling under the covers so much fun!

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

Oh, I hope everything is OK with your relatives.

Around here a friend called a tree removal service to take a tree out of her front yard after Rita. He quoted her $10,000 for ONE tree. No joke. Can you say PRICE GOUGING? Although I'm sure it is because he has more work than he can handle. She declined. It was cheaper to buy a chain saw.

Jay said...

Weather can be very brutal and very random sometimes; I hope everyone is fine and that they bounce back quickly.

Cliff Morrow said...

I'm with you on the cooler weather. Prayers on the way. Hope all turns out well for you and yours.

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