These are pictures of our little house in New Jersey. Tall, old, formidable oaks loam over our roof; every wind storm has us holding our breaths. The trees originate in neighbo(u)rs’ backyard; and the tightness of the houses means I don’t know if tree trimming/removing equipment could even be manoeuvred in. Every freezing rain, every thunderstorm, every heavy snow fall brings with it worry and crossed fingers, toes, eyes, and legs. Weather keeps us from exhaling on a regular basis.
Folks are holding their breath now, too, due to Hurricane Irene who has set her sights on the Northeast, including our little part of New Jersey. (It will probably be “only” a tropical storm when she hits Nova Scotia.) I know folks have been sending good thoughts about trying to sell my mother’s house; now I’m asking for some extra good thoughts in keeping our house (and my husband who is in NJ) safe. We’ve had a batch of bad news lately (including today); another branch on the roof of our car (happened when we lived one town over) or one tearing through the attic and the ceiling would break my husband who is close to a complete breakdown right now (and I’ve already melted down several times this year).
Of course, we are not the only folks having problems, nor the only ones who could negatively be impacted by Hurricane Irene. They, too, deserve to be sent good thoughts and thoughts of safe home.
So, thanks for previous good thoughts and I hope for more in the future.