Tuesday, September 12, 2017

We survived!

Hi dear Friends ~ this will just be a quick note to let you know I arrived home this morning, took me about an hour to get here. Some traffic lights were out so I just had to watch and treat those intersections like a 4 way stop. I was so relieved to pull into my driveway.

Barn girls FINE! What a relief!  Some broken tree limbs barely brushing my cottage roof. They will stay there until help comes. Some fence damage, but not much. Lots of limbs and palm fronds and leaves all over. Everything got battered good. I’m so glad I didn’t stay here, I would have been freaking out.

An electric crew from Connecticut just hooked my power back up about 30 minutes or so ago. Bless their hearts. They were really nice. I don’t know how long PC was without power, possibly 48 hours maybe a little more. The fridge smells funky, so I need to clean that out.  I checked the chest freezer and things in there were still solid. I am thankful for that.

Ok, that’s it for now. Miss Tork and I are so glad to be back home. I am so thankful Plum Cottage and my barn girls survived the storm. It could have been so much worse. We weren’t able to see news about Naples and areas on the west coast of FL to see how they fared. It was really rough.

Thanks be to God for His protection for Plum Cottage.

Thank you all for your love, prayers and words of encouragement.

Time for some supper. Tomorrow will be more clean up of the property.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

32 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

SO good to hear that all is well :)

Dewena said...

Thank God! Such good news, Lorraine. Thanks for letting us know and be careful in clean up and getting back to normal.

Love to you,
Dewena

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh that is such good news. You and a couple of other Florida friends have been on my mind and in my prayers during this storm. Glad that you are safe.

M.K. said...

So glad that all is well and you are home, and there is minimal damage. I didn't know you'd gone elsewhere with your sweet kitty. I'm glad you did. What a relief that it is over!!

Darcie said...

So, so, so glad all is okay!

~Darcie

Kit said...

Oh thank God!! I am so glad you evacuated and that your home is okay. I have been worried about you. :) Love, KK

Maggie44 said...

It was such a relief to open you blog and find today's post. You have been in my thoughts and prayers too as with all your followers. When I used to visit my sister in Sonoma Ca it was earthquakes that would keep me a wee bit nervous, well maybe quite a bit.... Pleased to hear you are safe and now you have the task of "clean up". I would be more than happy to help but I'm just a tad too far away.
Take care and slowly does it.
Love & hugs,
Gillian, Australia.

Melanie said...

So thankful that you are safe and sound, and so is your house and your kitties. I know you'll have a lot of clean-up to do, but the most important thing was your safety.

lil red hen said...

Oh yes!! Thanks be to God for His protection of your cottage and the barn girls. Don't over-do on the clean-up; it'll wait for you.

Nancy J said...

Thanks be. A huge relief to know you, Miss Tork and the girls in the barn are all safe, and you both are home again. Thank you so much for the update, Go slowly, Hugs and love.XXXX

Morning's Minion said...

Relieved to read this update from you. Our family in Jacksonville area are safe and well, though needing to clean up some flood damage. It would be good if this is the last serious hurricane for the season!

BeachGypsy said...

so glad to hear from you Lorraine! we are okay and so glad to hear you are as well and not too much damage to your pretty home! So glad YOU LEFT and were safe, and now SO GLAD YOU MADE IT HOME and can get back to normal. It was a bad bad storm, but so much worse for your state than here. Take it easy and slow with your clean up, don't hurry and don't hurt yourself!

Betty said...

I am so happy to hear that you are ok and that your home is too. We have been watching tv and see all the horrible destruction that the hurricane did.

crafty cat corner said...

What a relief for you. We do not get the kind of bad weather that you get over here in the uk and so I am not really up to speed with what it does, but listening to the radio got me thinking about the cows, stray cats etc who would have to ride it out and I was horrified to think what must happen to them. so glad your barn girls are okay.
God bless
Briony
x

Betsy Adams said...

Glad to hear that you are safe and not too much damage at home. Take care and don't worry about the cleanup. You can get some help for that.

Hugs
Betsy

Celestina Marie said...

So happy to know you are okay and PC is fine too. Answers to prayers for sure. We continue to pray for everyone putting their lives back in order. Take good care xo

Cheryl said...

Praise the Lord!! Thanks for checking in a letting us know how you (and the furry girls) fared! You have been in my prayers!

Rebecca said...

YAY! I'm SO happy for you and the "barn girls" ♥

Jane said...

Glad to read that all is well!

Hugs
Jane

A Joyful Cottage said...

Thanks for the update, Rainey. I've been praying for you! Hugs.

Deb said...

So glad to hear you are safe and didn't get too much damage, I read your earlier post and wanted to say I love those cut out hearts in the plywood, its like your late husbands love is shining through to you. And the painting you did of the both of you is so beautiful. Well I have more to clean up outside those sticks and twigs just seem to pop up everywhere. Take it easy with your clean up.

Jeri Landers said...

Thank God you're okay! I've been checking here every day and was so relieved to see this new post.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

So thankful you are alright. The pictures on TV looks just awful. Take care ((hugs))

Karen said...

Rainey, I am so thankful you were safe during the storm. I'm so glad you made it home and didn't find devastation on arrival. We were praying and watching the news on Irma. I'm just so happy for you!

Ilene Jones said...

Hooray! So glad to hear good news. Hugs xoxoxo

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

So glad you are well and damage is minimal! Glad to hear you didn't have to sit in PC during the storm. Take care!!1

klaraau01 said...

Great to hear that everything well!

Terry said...

So happy all is well, Lorraine!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What wonderful relief it must have been to return to your home and find it mostly intact! And thankful you did not lose anything in the refrigerator! What a blessing to have people from Connecticut come to plug up your electric, thank the Lord! Take it easy, cleanup will wait, sounds like nothing is urgent. It is a difficult time to go through. Keeping you in my prayers!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

So glad you are home safe and sound and everyone is safe at your pretty little home.
xx, Carol

Wandering Wren said...

I came over from Deb@MyFrugalBungalow to wish you all the strength in the world for your clean up. We have been following closely as we get CNN in Thailand.
Best wishes
Wren x

L. D. said...

I will start here, saying that I am so relieved that you are ok. I am glad you had a place of safety to go during all of this. You and your animals are fine and the electricity it on now. Good news.