Happy Friday

It’s another beautiful but blustery day. When IS the wind going to lay down!? I know, it’s March. It certainly is “marching” through our area, with a vengeance. I’m sitting here watching the trees bend to the winds command. I wanna ride, dadgum it! ūüôā The cool, dry air has rendered the road to that slippery white sandy powder. It’s hard pan below but the top is not real conducive to keeping a two wheel vehicle upright. I could probably get down the one-mile of country road OK, but once I can gain speed on the pavement, the wind blasts would wear me slap out. So, here’s some pretty pictures to pass the time.


I pray your day is lovely too.



The Lost Weekend

It¬†started at 4:30 AM when my husband’s smartphone weather alert shook us from slumber. It was the tornado weather alert. ¬†Having mercifully survived a tornado strike in November of 1995, those rascals¬†make me as nervous as a cat with nine tails in a room full of rocking chairs. I’d much rather go through a hurricane than a tornado any day.


Yesterday was wave after wave of tornado activity, driving rain, hail, and cooler temp’s. The forecast¬†was so deadly that all the Church’s here in Pierce County decided to shut their doors for the day. It was a wise decision¬†because that way only emergency personnel would be on the roads. Hubby and I had devotionals at home, including¬†praying for all those in the storms¬†path. Well, I for one am glad that’s over and so very thankful that there was minimal loss of life just¬†property damage. It’s still overcast, chilly and windy this morning, but nothing as ‘exciting’ as yesterday.


May your day be¬†uneventful and full of “joy unspeakable”.


Hurricane Matthew: Aftermath

Just checking in. I may not get to your blogs to comment today for which I apologize. Below are the photos from today. So far, just some¬†yard work, tree trimming, limbs to pick up, etc. and we’re back to normal. The house, the dogs and us are undamaged. We got off easy¬†compared to others! The 16K Generac is still humming away keeping the food at the proper temperature¬†and the lights burning. We’ve been without power since 9:40 last night. Thank you LORD Jesus for your many blessings. His mercy is great.

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Hope everyone else is safe and secure. Still praying for those going through the devastation further North.

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Hurricane Matthew Status: It Begins …


That’s us there at the arrow on the left. Last night Hubby decided he would postpone the trip to Tennessee to visit The Mother¬†after all. He said he couldn’t in good conscience leave me to deal with the aftermath, if there is any. He’s such a good man. I told him to go because we’re more than 50 miles inland. I hope it’s mostly going¬†to be much needed rain, not the wind. At any rate,¬†the fun for us has¬†just now started. It’s raining softly as I pen these words. The wind is steadily increasing. The air is feeling oppressive. There’s a slight apprehension¬†in the air. It’s suppose to get really “interesting” by 2 PM today. We might lose power, which is not an issue since we’ve been blessed with a 16K generator. I just pray we don’t lose telephones and internet again (I’m looking at you Alma Telephone). Oh, well, at least I do like to sit quietly and read and we do have ‘smart phones’. We¬†won’t be¬†completely cut off.

Prayers for all in the path of this monster storm. Y’all stay safe. I’ll be checking in again later for those who may be interested. Thank you for your love and concern.

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