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Hurricane Sandy seems to have come and gone from this part of Virginia, leaving only a slight mess in her wake.  Flickering lights and collected leaves litter outdoor entryways and the garden is no longer neat.

How lucky we are.  How lucky we are.  How lucky we are.

And as I watch the news from other parts of our country, I am sad and hopeful at the same time.

“We are resilient,” I have heard some of our leaders say, but coping with loss is the hardest.  There is so much lost in other areas and so many people in dire distress.

One of my new blogging friends, Cindy Knoke just posted some “feet on the ground” organizations who are helping and who could also use our help. I am including them here.  Thanks Cindy!

http://www.redcross.org

The Red Cross is providing shelter, food and emotional support to those in need.

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

The Salvation Army is providing mobile feeding units in hard hit areas.

http://www.feedingamerica.org

Feeding America is distributing thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies.

http://www.americares.org

Americares is providing medicine and other supplies.

If you want to help, visit your preferred organization’s website and see what they need.

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Sandy seems like a silly name for a storm of historical significance doesn’t it?  Maybe if it was named George I could take it more seriously.  Also, this is the first time in my adult life I have not been totally prepared for a threatening storm or epidemic – especially this storm which is supposedly of epidemic proportions!  You see, my home has been filled with family and friends for the past two weekends, and I guess I’m tired.  The last of  ’em just left this morning.

There has been no time to think out a list of needs either, or to hit the grocery store.   I heard the stores are sold out of water anyway.  I know we have large containers I can fill with our tap water but I just don’t have my heart in it or the energy to lug the containers around.

I am in denial and in a kind of lolling lethargy with a secret wish this storm named Sandy, and/or her side effects will simply miss our little haven in the hills of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

What is my husband doing while I am blogging about my lethargy?  Watching a football game!  He is the optimist in our family.  Well, he did do something to his big  tractor to make it ready for a possible snow storm.  Yes, Sandy is also threatening heavy snow in the higher elevations.  Sometimes we are considered higher and sometimes lower.  Anyway, Bill seems to be in a semi state of lethargy too.

The point is, Bill and I are now  statistics.  There are always a certain number of people who do nothing in the face of dire storm warnings.  They usually regret it.

Me, I’m hoping for great stormy weather photo ops to keep on blogging.

Will keep you “posted.”

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