Formerly "Neil Stone Updates"

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hello Again

So, thank you to all the friends and family who have inquired after our well-being. We were without power for a week and lost one tree in the back yard. That's it. No damage to our home. No power lines across the driveway. No storm surge up in our neck of the woods. Scott was able to get us a generator, and gas was easy enough to purchase down in South Jersey where he works. We were safe, and we are grateful.

Like you, our prayers have been pouring out in behalf of the many who are struggling. We have friends who are still waiting for lights, heat, and power, and some have lost homes. You have, no doubt, seen lots of pictures and footage of the devastation. Probably saw it before we did, cut off as we were from TV and Internet. But here are a couple of shots from our neighborhood:

School is finally in session for most of the district after a week and a half. Some roads are still impassable, as you can imagine with all the trees down. It will take a while for this part of the country to recover. We are expecting to be involved with some clean-up efforts that our church is organizing. Many have already been out there working on it. It will surely last a long time.

My biggest personal complaint is that I missed the chance to visit with Emerson the Adorable this weekend, due to cancelled flights. Here is a taste of what I didn't get to witness personally:

I'll survive, but only if I can have a few extra Skyping dates!


Polly said...

Hi Lori, We've been following reports of the storm damage in your area. So sad, that many have lost their entire house, cars, all possessions. We are so thankful that you, Scott, and Eric are safe. Brandon told me of your canceled flight. It just breaks my heart that you weren't able to fly. Someone told me that if it's Southwest, that they will make good, on getting you somewhere, within two weeks of missed flight. If it is Southwest, do you think they could fly you to KC, for a few days??? I'd check into it.I'm so sorry you missed this week with them.I would be crying big tears. Hope you can work something out to see him soon. Love, cindy

Lori said...

Thanks, Cindy. Yes, there were plenty of tears over my missed flight, but United reimbursed us. I'm not able to fly out again right away because Nadene is coming for a visit next week, which will certainly help to cheer us up! We will be seeing the KC Robergs after Christmas, so I'll try to hang on until then!