It’s almost a year later…the storm has a new name…but I thought this post bore revisiting. Although I am not physically with my friends and family in Wilmington, NC this time, I definitely am there in spirit… Here’s hoping the Meteorologists are all wrong AGAIN and Wilmington is spared Dorian’s wrath like most of Florida was!! 1.PEOPLE not possessions. 2. If you live on the coast, buy a generator. 3. Flashlights (and batteries) for EVERY room in your house. 4. Keep a supply of non-perishable food items in your pantry AT ALL TIMES. 5. Be patient, kind and helpful when … Continue reading Go with the Flo? Lessons I have learned from surviving a hurricane….
Spent a wonderful weekend with some lovely ladies at the Metropolis of Atlanta Retreat Center in Salem, South Carolina. Two and a half days of making new friends while strengthening our love for Jesus. The Diakonia Center is rustic but … Continue reading Renewing at the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Retreat Center
37 years of visits hasn’t changed my love for this place or its people.. The beach is wonderful day or night. With an endless supply of activities and places to visit including one of the newest near beautiful Xcaret…a floating gondola tour at night! Mexico is wonderful! Continue reading Cancun, te amo
Did a quick birthday weekend getaway to Savannah, GA with my baby girl. Wonderful southern city with tons of history. Just visiting all the squares of the Historic District could keep you busy for a few days, but this was a whirlwind weekend…so we did the best we could! The majestic live oaks with their Spanish Moss filled branches line the streets of Savannah. The monuments adorning the historic squares, Oglethorpe, Forsyth,Chatham,Monterey,Madison,Telfair, Pulaski tell the story of Savannahs’ antebellum past… Even city hall is special here. We dined at a restored southern mansion called The Olde Pink House.. We had … Continue reading Savannah…easy
Cleaning out a flooded home in Rocky Point today with IOCC and other volunteers. Imagine your whole life destroyed and laid waste out to the curb. So sad…. Children’s toys, clothing, and shoes amongst the rubble…. This home took on several feet of water. Mold was growing everywhere…all the way to the ceilings. All floors ruined… Again, Jason and I are counting every blessing. Thank you Jesus! https://www.iocc.org/ Continue reading More storm cleanup with IOCC
Spent our day doing demolition on a home in Wilmington with water damage from Hurricane Florence. We were so blessed to be spared during the storms and wanted to help out those less fortunate. The home we visited today took on several inches of water and required demolition to remove damaged walls and floors. Several groups worked together today to get the home ready for rebuilding…volunteers all. Counting our blessings today! https://www.iocc.org/ Please consider a donation to IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) at the link below: support.iocc.org Continue reading Disaster Relief in Wilmington
Came back to our home near ICW today to make sure everything was ok. Our house (and trees) have so far survived. Still VERY windy. Lots of families not so lucky. Clean up is going to take some time! Continue reading Go with the Flo? Part 7
Hello everyone…I cannot get any photos to upload because my cell service is so weak here. We are using cars to charge phones. We are cooking on our charcoal grill when weather permits…which hasn’t been often. It is day 4 and the rain has just now stopped. The wind is finally down to about 20mph this morning. As if to add insult to injury, a couple tornados passed nearby last night. The wind and rain were horrendous!! Our front entrance flooded. We are all fine. Just sticky, tired and anxious. We have a Red Cross emergency radio that we are … Continue reading Go with the Flo? She’s just a bitch…
Hurricane Florence has been spreading her wrath in downtown Wilmington since about midnight. The wind and rain continues here with no let up this morning… Praying all our friends in the area are safe and our home in the Tides survived without damage. Continue reading Go with the Flo? Part 6….time for Aunt Flo to get outta here!
We’re in downtown Wilmington, NC away from the coast… the rain and wind have started. Florence is just starting to pick up steam here… Expecting the worst overnight… Continue reading Go with the Flo? Part 5