#BlogBreakFriday – #AmWriting (Fingers Crossed)

Just a reminder that I won’t be around much today, but if you need me, feel free to email. I’m always stopping by the desk to check on that. With any luck, I’ll make a bit more progress on my WIP, as I’m really anxious to get back in the writing groove again and get a few more stories told. 

We had an unbelievable storm this afternoon, out of nowhere. Lashing rain so heavy I couldn’t see the house across the street, and some terrible wind. It tore our gazebo right out of the ground, and ripped out three sections of the privacy fence between our backyard and our neighbors. (The gazebo was a canvas topped one attached to a wrought iron frame that Mark had screwed to our brick patio. The screws held, but the frame bent nearly flat. It’s totalled. *sigh* )

Luckily, no damage to the house, though Mark saw several large limbs down on houses here and there when he went for his late afternoon walk. No major damage that he could see for them either, but like us, a LOT of clean up involved. So, it’s going to be interesting to see if I can squeeze in some writing between the raking and trash removal tomorrow. I’m gonna give it my best shot, though.

You guys all have a great Freya’s Day
and hopefully a wonderful weekend ahead!
I’ll be back soon!


16 thoughts on “#BlogBreakFriday – #AmWriting (Fingers Crossed)

    • Thank you so much, Alix! We were very lucky. Had the direction of the wind changed a little bit, the gazebo would have smashed through our living room windows. So, lots to be grateful for today, throughout our messy, but mostly intact, neighborhood. Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to say hello! 😀 ❤

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    • Thanks, Darlene. We were lucky we had the last tree in our front yard removed about 3 months ago, due to it being rotted around the base. It would have come down for sure, and definitely would have landed on part of the house. I cried to see it go, but I knew it had to be dealt with before hurricane season started. So, lots to be grateful for today.

      Thanks for stopping by and I’ll do my best with whatever this day brings. (Hopefully a bit of writing squeezed in somewhere.) 😀 ❤

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    • Thanks, Priscilla. It was brief compared to many around these parts, but boy it was wickedly strong. We’re still standing, though, and so is our house, so yay!! We made it through. (Now we’re on a search for a new gazebo because over the years, we’ve lost all the shade trees we once had, and the patio is blazing hot without one. Oh, well. Time for a new look, anyway! 😀 ❤


  1. The best laid plans! Sorry to hear about the storm – you live in a dangerous part of the world! On the plus side , the house survived and you didn’t have to worry about that tree. Maybe that wheel of fortune is turning in your favour. 😀 ❤ 😀

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    • On balance, I’m pretty lucky all the way around, Trish. My family is well and happy, I survived COVID twice(!), I’m doing what I love to do, and if there are some bumps in the road here and there, so be it. I’m still standing (though maybe not as straight or tall as I once did) and I’m still laughing every chance I get. Overall, the wheel of fortune has been pretty good to me most of the time, and I’ve been able to make it through the times when it wasn’t. I do hope you’re right, though, and things will be easier for now, but if not, don’t worry. I’ll just slog through whatever new storm blows our way. (Possibly literally, if yesterday is any example.)

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    • It was a crazy thing to stand there helplessly watching nature at work. But compared to some of the things going on other places right now, from fires to floods, it’s not a big deal. Annoying, yes, and we’ve had to order a new one, so there’s the expense of that, but it could have been so much worse!

      Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words, too! 😀 ❤

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