The Little Statue That Could
The tree trunk landed on top of this, and she is wedged
in good and tight. Her hat is dented on one side, where the
oak is bearing down on her, but she hasn’t succumbed to
the pressure yet. I’d really like to save her, since she seems
to be trying so hard to save US.
Things sure look brighter after a good night’s sleep. Well, except for where an entire tree is blocking the light from my windows and front door, of course. But that’s all been turned over to the insurance company, and I’m expecting them to send out an engineer to take charge (and get a general contractor on this) soon. We will need a tree removal service, mason/block layers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and roofers. Ack! This will be a slow process, but at least it’s underway. Sort of. And of course, once they have tarps in place and the tree removed, there are sure to be homes more severely damaged that will be a higher priority for a little while. But it’s moving forward, and I can breathe again.
I do want to apologize if I miss responding to any of your lovely, supportive, and encouraging posts, either on the blog or on Facebook. I have received hundreds of emails, too, and while I’m trying to answer everyone, everywhere, I fear some might be missed in the process. Just know how very much I appreciate all your love and support. There’s something strengthening in knowing others care, and I am blessed to have you all for online friends.
I DID have to do a mass delete of the regular emails I get from blogs I follow, etc. I tried flag all the personal ones for my attention/replies, but the day-to-day things had to go. It was just overwhelming. So please forgive me if I miss a few more days of “Liking and Sharing.” I’ll do my best to get back to it as soon as things calm down a wee bit more.
Now, I need to go figure out a way to get my five-foot wide dancing ladies orchid out of my goldfish pond. 😦 It was hanging from a tree, and the wires snapped in the storm. This was a gift from a fellow gardener about 15 years ago, and has grown from 5″ to 5 or 6 feet! ENORMOUS, and I’ll be very unhappy to lose it, especially by DROWNING in the pond! That seems a sad ending to such a beautiful plant.
Will keep in touch as often as I can, and thanks again for all your prayers, support, and encouragement! ❤ ❤ ❤