Monday, October 29, 2012

Sad things

I have been pretty much a hermit while we have been here.  I have been reading the book that is the study at church group that I was included in.  Still not doing all the things it suggests.

I am so distressed about the hurricane.  I have been watching the news.  This morning there was a report from Kill Devil Hills.  Damage there.  I wondered what would happen to those $800,000 beach houses.  Well - we are finding out.  One public peer is gone, and many of the houses are being greatly damaged.  What is this thing was a direct hit?

I guess I am glad we went when we did.  The area isn't going to be the same.

Went to the little church yesterday.  It was Reformation Day - a big day in the Lutheran Church.  I was missing the Octoberfest dinner at our church.  I was surprised they had a pot-luck after church.  It was insisted by all that we go.

I sat with my distant cousin that still lives here.  His wife told me he has dementia.  My heart just broke for her.  She is having a very hard time with it.  She said she gets angry with him for the things he does - then realizes he can't help it. I feel so sorry for them.

Another friend/relative is ill.  I don't know what is going on, but he is pretty elderly.  He has been healthy because he lives the hard life of a rancher!

Old Blue (daughter's Dodge that lives here now) broke part of his transmission.  He will not be able to go into 4-wheel now.  We are going to see what we can do the next time we are here.  At least we found the part - as I related last post.

So tomorrow - HOME!!! Home for 20 days.  I cannot believe it.  Of course, I will be sewing my fingers off (or the big machine will be working at full tilt rather) to get ready for the early December craft show - that is if it doesn't snow again this year!



JuJu said...

I'm sorry that you're having one of those days when everything just seems to happen all at the same time.

Very sad about the storm. But the coastal folks are strong and will rebuild. I just hate seeing everyone go through it all.

Chin up my friend!


the storm is scaring me to death..worrying for my friends...stay safe.

Beth said...

We went to the Outer Banks a decade ago. The hotel where we stayed has since been taken by a hurricane. It's sad but, really, it's a part of life for those who choose coastal living (says one who grew up in FL). Most of them will return and rebuild. They're strong stock.

Prayers for all who are now recovering from the superstorm!