Friday, September 02, 2011

Friday's This and That

What a week.

According to the local news there are still in excess of ten thousand homes without power. What a nightmare. I've seen crews from many states (thank you Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida--you guys are like a small electrical army!) and everyone's working hard to clean up.

The experience really is an attention-grabber, on so many levels. One of the barns leaked, big time, but there's no way I can wring my hands and moan over it. Other people lost their entire homes. Still others, their lives. What's a barn by comparison? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

I've been busy cleaning up the grounds. The gardens were underwater but are beginning to dry out. Trees went down. Some siding from one of the buildings flew off but I've got it on the to-do fixit list. Windows are repaired already, so I'm making progress.

Yesterday? Oh. My. Goodness. Let's just say I won't buy canned tomatoes for a long, long, long time.

And amidst it all, I've managed to get a good amount of writing done. The book is probably two-thirds done, which really makes me feel good. It's been a great leap of faith for me to sit down and write this book. The sweet angel on my shoulder motivates me to finish. I know the end will be bittersweet. I'm still keeping it in sight, though.

What about you? How was your week? And do you have any plans for the long weekend?

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a peaceful day!

PS I'm over at The Lark Journals today. Sharing a secret and something beautiful!


Kathleen said...

You have been so busy -- wow!! Glad you have power and so glad to hear about the book.

Maria Zannini said...

I hope you get the hole in the barn fixed soon. It might be minor in comparison, but it's still damage. Even little holes can end up being big problems.

I'm glad you're drying out.

Shearer's Girl said...

I'm sorry you have this damage to your place after you worked so hard. At least it sounds like you got a lot of crops harvested before the storm.

Dru said...

I'm glad the book is coming along and you're drying out. Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

I plan to have a quiet weekend working on my reading, quilting and packing.