Sunday, April 17, 2011
We were lucky... In the end all we saw on the farm was impressive wind gusts that rivaled some of the frequent hurricanes we see blow through here, and a minimal amount of rain. A thunderstorm was off in the distance somewhere, and our lights fluttered a few times, but that was all.
People around us were not so lucky. While I'll spend an hour or two picking up broken branches today, others are picking up what's left of their homes and lives. The current death toll in NC alone is 24 this morning and possibly still climbing. I feel guilty to have plans of enjoying a sunny day by working on outside projects that are pretty insignificant and trivial in comparison.
Just a reminder that you never know what's around the corner. I'm so very thankful to have the life we have and I try to keep in mind that nothing in it is guaranteed.