Discovery: Disasters Feel a Lot Worse When They’re Yours
Hi! This is not my normal blog (although I’ll add a quick Plan update in a minute). On the heels of our record-breaking snow storm earlier this month, we were hit with an unofficial hurricane over the weekend. Apparently, the storm turned out to be a whole lot worse than the weather forecasters had envisioned, so no one was prepared (mentally or otherwise) for what happened to us Friday and Saturday (especially Saturday).
I’m including an album of pictures, which speak far more effectively than I can at the moment. We are among thousands still without power, and the hotel we’re in is full to capacity with folks in the same predicament. Fortunately, we got into the hotel early enough yesterday to avoid the sold-out catastrophe that has been greeting people in hotels all around here. We’re also lucky that our hotel is very close to where we live so we can check regularly throughout the day and night on all of our animals.
I will keep you posted on the repair progress, the scope of which will be abundantly apparent to you when you look at the pictures.
Needless to say, I’ve been a little preoccupied today and haven’t been doing my normal work. But I’m all set up with technology in my temporary quarters, and will begin focusing again when I finish this post. Until this situation is resolved, though, there won’t be anything normal about my schedule.
The final editing plan with the publisher for Separation of Faith has now been clarified. I will go through the manuscript one more time and then submit that result to the publisher (by early next week, I hope) for the professional copyedit. That will take another few weeks, so I’ll proceed with the reduction edit of The Truth About Cinnamon while I’m waiting. When I get past all of these edits, I’m going to be very grateful.
There’s been a lot of traffic on this blog during the last week, and that’s very exciting for me. There are about 1520 hits now (1405 six days ago). Since I tend to wake up extra early when I’m in a strange place, I’ll try to do a lot of tag surfing in those wee hours over the next few days. I miss talking with everyone when I go for a few days without doing so.
Meanwhile, I hope you have a good week. Enjoy the photos … 🙂