As we prepared to go to bed last night, we found our little friend, Ms G, on "her" chair in the kitchen, all hunkered down. (the lighted globes in the background are solar lights we brought in from the garden to save them from the coming storm) I love her "go away paparazzi" look.
We were up very early this morning to make the final preparations before the storm. Her royal highness is seen surveying her territory from the kitchen door at 6 am.
We are as ready as we can be for for the hurricane. Even though Irene has lost some punch, she is still a very powerful force of nature and will be arriving here tomorrow morning. Errands are done, final yard work is underway and I am so happy to have a quiet day at home.
My son-in-law David arrived on Eleuthera yesterday and their house has survived Irene with only a few battle scars and a little water. He'll be there for a few days to help others and attend to repairs. We are all so relieved.
This afternoon I will be talking on the phone with Debbie of Happy Days. We are about to embark on an exciting project together. I'm going to help her make a quilt using shirts belonging to her late father. It is a meaningful journey, and one of which I am thrilled to be a part.
Love to all and be safe in the storm if it's coming your way.