Good morning Friends ~ I want to thank all of you for your prayers, positive thoughts and good wishes for this first hurricane that I am dealing with without my dear husband.
I was so exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically last night that I went to bed earlier than usual. Woke up once in the night where I couldn’t get back to sleep. A gazillian and one thoughts racing through my head, what if’s and past storm rememberings. All NOT a good thing to do. We get assailed in the dark of night with lots of negatives. I talked to Jesus and finally fell back to sleep.
I had read a devotional yesterday in my email and it was all about God’s knowing, and He certainly knows what I am going through with this latest adventure without my DH.
This morning I came across this verse ~ Pro 3:5 ~ Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Or your past storms rememberings.) I do feel calmer this morning than I did yesterday and I am thankful for that.
This is the storm’s projected path as of 5 a.m. this morning. I drew an arrow to my area on the east coast of the state. I’m praying along with lots of people that it doesn’t turn more westerly.
I went out a little bit ago and took pictures of Plum Cottage boarded up from the outside. These pieces of plywood, were bits and pieces we had in our stash and DH just cut them to size or made some to fit with 1x4’s. We did NOT want to go out and buy new plywood, so we used what we had. Some are a tad worse for wear, 12 years later. DH cut the heart in the wood, when we were getting ready for Wilma 11 years ago. I came home from work and he had done them. Sweet, sweet, sweet! My heart just swells with love for him.
Please excuse all of the not very pretty stuff. I see lots of projects I want to work on this fall/winter/spring. 5 months of dealing with the worst of plantar fasciitis and the summer heat and humidity kept me indoors.
Living room and my creative/computer space.
South bedroom wall
West bedroom wall
East living room wall
Looking south from the screened porch/main entry which leads into the kitchen.
Screened porch east side. Decided to leave the sides of porch uncovered.
Looking north from screened porch.
Another view from the driveway.
Scullery window box cover. Very shabby, not so sure about the chic though.
Overgrown main garden path looking north at the boarded up workshop south windows.
This is the north side of the workshop. There is another two windows on the west side, one is covered the other is not, as I couldn’t find the cover we made.
This is looking at the back of the cottage (left) and the east wall of workshop (right), through the screen of that area. The winds may blow out more of the top screening, but it will just add to the already blown out bits created by raccoons.
The flowers looked pretty in this picture, in the calm before the storm.
Clothesline/caravan garden area.
Ok, that’s it. I need to eat breakfast, then start on doing a few more things to batten down the hatches here at Plum Cottage.
Thanks again for you love & support.