Friday, September 28, 2018

Counting our blessings

The hurricane that was headed straight for us took a detour. It literally circled around us, for the most part leaving us alone. Our state as a whole was not so lucky. It will be a long, long time before it recovers from this storm. We have friends and family who lost everything.

One of my best friends evacuated from her home with only what she could fit in her car. She packed it with her scrapbooks and important papers, leaving the rest behind.

It got me to thinking what I would pack if I had to leave in a hurry. DS's medical equipment would be first and that would fill the bulk of the space. I would want pictures and scrapbooks, too. Would I have time to grab them? The genealogy files I have amassed over the years. Truly, it made my head hurt to think about it too much.

The only thing we lost in the storm was the money we spent on two nights in a hotel before we were sure Florence wasn't going to make a direct hit on us. It was money well spent.

Sarah
 

6 comments:

  1. I am so glad to hear that you and your family are back home and all is well

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  2. It makes me think hoe fortunate I am, but also how quick life can change. I'm glad your family is safe.

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  3. I'm so glad you guys are safe from the storm. Two nights in a hotel are well worth the peace of mind.

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  4. Thanks for the update. Glad you made it through the storm okay. I agree with Michelle. The hotel expense was well worth the peace of mind.

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  5. I'm so relieved you didn't suffer a direct hit from Florence! And now there's Michael! It's been a rough year for the southern states weather-wise. It would probably be wise for everyone to have a couple of rubbermaid bins for valuables, photos etc in case of a storm. I have a storm kit (water, candles, radio and flashlights) but haven't ever thought of what I would take with me if I had to leave in a hurry.

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