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The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Back in business

Wilma came, she saw, she kicked the ever lovin' shit out of the area, and left. A pleasure to see her go, that's for sure.

Luckily for the Dee family, we're on some good power grid I tell ya and we managed to get power back on Tuesday (!) morning, a little over 24 hours after Wilma roared through our end of the county. Phone service and DSL (hallelujah!) were restored today. But we are the exception, not the rule--case in point, the homes right behind us are still without power and the sound of numerous generators punctuate the air. Those in the counties to our south and west are dealing with power, phone, food, water and other woes on a much larger scale than we are here.

We've got weeks' worth of work in store for us in cleaning up our acre and a quarter. We have also temporarily postponed Miss J's baptism, which was to take place this coming Sunday. The church is down in Broward county, which took a heavier beating than we did here. I just figured it made sense to reschedule, especially since all of our family and friends live down there and are dealing with no electricity and having to clean up or repair their homes, etc. So it's just better that we do it at a later date, most likely in December--post-hurricane season (exactly the reason why A and I got married on Nov. 30th--the last day of it).

And Miss J's daycare is without power which means that I'm staying home with her temporarily. Thankfully, my work is okay with me working from home for the time being (and, with only half a tank of gas in my car right now, I'm not driving anywhere since there currently are 2 hour + lines for gasoline at local stations).

It's kind of nice to be back at home with J again though she now requires much more 'entertainment' than she did back in months one through three (this means I'm doing my work late in the evening hours). But sister does love her some exersaucer and some baby bjorn time while we clean the yard with daddy before dinner. And she loves to blow raspberries--something I never tire of listening or responding with my own to. She laughs now...the most beautiful sound my ears have ever heard.

I can't even begin to explain how grateful I am that the hurricane spared our family of three any real devastation. With Miss J in my life now, I think I know what it's like to be willing to give up your life for someone else in a time of danger. And I also know that if a category 4 or 5 storm heads our way, we're getting the hell out of dodge...pronto.

7 Comments:

At 8:46 AM, Blogger April said...

Thank goodness. I've been so worried about you three.

You know if something bad is brewing, you're always welcome here.

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

I am so glad you are doing ok. I have lots of family in Palm Beach and Broward counties and I know how bad it is right now.

Stay safe and give J a big hug and kiss.

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Menita said...

Glad Wilma spared you the worst - this is just awful.
Enjoy your time with little J : )

 
At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Day said...

Thank God you're all okay. Happy to read about J's laughing and raspberries - so very cute!!

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Toffee said...

Glad to hear that you are all ok!

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Toni said...

Glad everyone's okay.

 
At 12:09 AM, Blogger sweetisu said...

Sorry I haven't been around to comment - been reading here and there though. Thank goodness you're all spared by Wilma! Hope the ear infections go away soon.

 

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