All that to say that I was in such shock that I couldn't get back to the two abstracts I was preparing. This morning I finally was able to do that.
I want to thank our two daughters Rebecca and Sarah for the encouragement they gave me to complete the task as well as the insight Rebecca gave me in preparing the abstracts. Rebecca and Sarah were the light at what seemed like a very dark tunnel Friday night after receiving that first estimate. Anyhow, I picked myself up, dusted myself off and got going to clean up some of the mess. Today is the deadline to submit the abstracts to NERGC and I was able to get that done a few minutes ago. Woohoo!!!
So once again, I have been reminded that 1. God was good to us when those trees fell as they just missed our home; 2. we must live one day at a time and at times it is just one moment at a time; 3. life goes on whether we get onboard or not and 4. sooner or later the sun does shine.
There has been a great deal of damage in all of our area. Some tens of thousands are still without power but fortunately we never lost ours. So good spared us in many ways.
The wind during the storm was near hurricane force and kept me awake all night. It sounded like a train that couldn't stop - that is the only way I can describe it. When our two big trees went down, one of my neighbors said it sounded like a huge pop so loud that she thought a tree had hit her house - it wasn't until daylight that she saw it was our trees. I looked out at 1:30 and was very concerned with how the trees were swaying back and forth. I looked out again at 2:30 and the trees were down. Until daylight I didn't know if it was one or two trees and it turned out to be two. A most frightening experience let me assure you!
If anyone reading this survived this unbelievable storm take heart - we made it! After this winter we need a break. Last winter we all suffered damage from an ice storm and that was a costly cleanup too.. spare us oh Lord! ;o)
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Lucie LeBlanc Consentino